Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cherry Nut Cake

Better take an image and post recipe while I have a moment and they are still here !

Marcia was so kind to share her mother's recipe

Cherry Nut Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees - grease 3 small loaf pans

2 sticks of butter - softened
1 - 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract

2 and 1/4 cups flour
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of salt

Two 16 oz jars of maraschino cherries, well drained and halved
1 cup chopped walnuts

flour, baking soda and salt in bowl and set aside

Large bowl - beat butter, cream cheese, sugar - add eggs one at a time - add extracts

Fold in flour mixture

Gently stir in cherries and nuts

I made - 3 small loaves - my oven took 45 minutes - started testing with toothpick at 35

Cool in pans 10 minutes and then on rack Wrap in foil - I was told freezes well....

I will not be freezing - 1/2 loaf is gone - another for a special friend - one for Christmas Eve
breakfast. May have to make special trip to store for more cherries and cream cheese and make again. Daughters may want to take a loaf home.

Marcia, thank you again for sharing this recipe ...


Laura said...

mmmmmm. I love when you post recipes...I can feel the warmth of your kitchen and the sweet fragrance of the loaves right through my computer!!!


the wild magnolia said...

Beautiful and festive.

I love cherries and will try this recipe.

Thank you for sharing!

Blessings and enjoy your family brunch!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

LauraX and WM. It is good. Going to bake another batch...

Sharon said...

Sounds rich and delicious. Have a wonderful Christmas, Ernestine.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Sending a gentle shower of friendship to you.

Holiday blessings,


Sky said...

i think we just need to fly to TN for christmas. you are tempting our tastebuds here! :)

thanks for sharing. sounds like it is something i could make. (i don't do complicated stuff at all!)

MsGraysea said...

I am so happy you made Mum's cake and that you posted the beautiful picture and recipe. House sitting over the holidays this year is precluding much posting time for me.
My brother has made over 40 loaves of this cake for his clients this year. He does it every year....buys those huge containers of cherries at one of the big warehouse stores.
I do wrap in the foil and then freeze in heavy ziploc bags and it keeps very well.
I gre up on a large poultry farm and my Mum sold eggs at the house and every customer and friend who visited went home with a loaf of cherry nut cake at Christmas. Thanks for bringing the tradition to your haven.
Love and Christmas greetings to you!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Two Sharons - thank you for commenting. Sky, this is so good and easy. Marcia, thank you again for sharing. This will be something I make often. Will be interesting to see if I can gain any weight this Holdiday - all the sweets I am consuming :)