Cherry Cake - Apparently for Two

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Great little loaves to have handy in the freezer for when unexpected, or expected company arrives. This is from the Company's Coming - Cooking for Two cookbook. It's moist, tasty, and very easy to prepare. They say it makes one small 7 x 7 cake, but I baked it in two mini loaf pans for 40 - 45 minutes. Freezes well too. I also tried substituting 1 for 1, whole wheat flour for the all purpose. Not a good idea ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add extract and blend well.
  5. Stir in flour, baking powder, ground almonds and cherries.
  6. Pour into 2 greased mini loaf pans.
  7. Bake for approximately 40 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.


Most Helpful

We enjoyed this recipe! I tripled the recipe and made the recipe into cupcakes. I to used Maraschino cherries. The cup cakes were a big hit. Thanks for posting Diana! Made for the Think Pink tag game.

AcadiaTwo October 18, 2010

DH and I really enjoyed this. I did not have the glazed cherries; however, did have maraschino cheeries which were drained on paper towels, chopped and added as per the recipe. I also used 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 Splenda which reduced the cooking time to 30 minutes. The baking powder was increased to 3/4 teaspoon and they were baked in 2 mini loaf pans that had been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. One is almost gone and the other is tucked away in the freezer for safe keeping.

PaulaG April 27, 2007

Great little cake. I used chopped dried cherries. Baked it in a 8x4 inch pan. Don't think the 7 x 7 pan mentioned in the description would work. Baked for 30 minutes. Also used 1/4 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup white sugar. Nice flavors. Almost like a soft biscotti.

Outta Here April 14, 2007

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