Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 55 mins

This is one of my annual Christmas keeps very well if wrapped properly and absolutely delicious to set out with your other holiday goodies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and extract in large bowl on low speed of electronic mixer until blended, then on high speed 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add dry ingredients alternately with evaporated milk to creamed mixture,mixing lightly after each addition.
  4. Fold in cherries.
  5. Turn batter into greased and floured bundt or tube pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes.
  7. Cover loosely with foil, shiny side out; continue baking 15-20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes; invert cake onto rack and let cool completely.
  9. Sprinkle with icing sugar to finish.
Most Helpful

This definately deserves 5 stars.I have made various Cherry Cakes and loaves over the years but this one is the best.I love the top on this.I didn't use any icing sugar but just the nice crispy top is so tasty.I also used baking cherries not maraschino.I'll be making this one every Christmas.Thanks for posting it.

LuuvBunny December 03, 2006

Made this cake this morning and it is so good! This recipe will definitely be a part of my Christmas line up. I made it in two loaf pans and they came out beautifully! I think next time I will replace the cherries with gumdrops and see how that goes. Thanks Lorrie!

goyeabean November 14, 2011

I did write a review for this cake but it seems to of disappeared along with my private notes. I just noticed it because I was going to make it again this weekend. Must of went into that land far far away !!!!! I found these very moist and delicious cakes. I had made 3 mini bundt cakes and 3 mini loaf pans. They turned out so good. At the time I didn't have the almond extract so I had used vanilla paste. This is definitely a recipe worth more than 5 stars.

FrenchBunny November 19, 2010