Old Fashioned Cherry Cake
Cuisine: Dessert
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Old fashioned cherry cake with a cherry rum glaze
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ¾ cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Cherry Rum Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 tsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 tsp milk + more if needed to pour.
  1. Butter and flour a standard 9″ loaf pan or a small bundt pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add eggs, rum extract, and sour cream beating until combined. Scrape down sides.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
  5. In a liquid measuring cup combine milk and cherry juice.
  6. With mixer on low slowly add flour mixture and milk mixture alternating in multiple batches starting and ending with flour. Mix until just combined.
  7. Stir in cherries and nuts with a spatula making sure to evenly mix through batter.
  8. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes (begin checking at 60) or until lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes in pan before removing to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  10. Once cake is completely cool, pour glaze over top and garnish with more cherries.
Recipe by Freutcake at http://www.freutcake.com/in-the-kitchen/dessert/cake/fashioned-cherry-cake/