Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

This is one of my most favorite cakes that my mom used to make when I was growing up. I make this cake often as I love the almond flavor with cinnamon sugar topping and each slice is so pretty with the red cherries and nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter and confectioner's sugar; cream well.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Stir in almond extract.
  6. Blend in flour mixture alternating with milk.
  7. Fold in maraschino cherries and nuts.
  8. Spoon batter evenly into a well-greased and floured tube pan (10" will work but better if a little smaller).
  9. Bake 55 minutes.
  10. Cool for 5 minutes.
  11. Brush melted butter on the top of the cake and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture (amount depends on how thick a cinnamon sugar mixture you'd like. I put a lot of butter on top so that I can get a nice layer of cinnamon sugar).
  12. Cool 20 minutes and carefully remove from pan so as not to disturb your cinnamon sugar topping.
  13. Cool completely.

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