Excellent holiday pound cake! I used almond extract and rum flavoring and love the cherry and pecan combo. Thanks for posting Jezski. This is my "from now on" favorite Christmas cake.
This is a fantastic cake! There was a bakery in my neighborhood, when I was growing-up, that used to make this as a large cake, and sold it by the slab/slice. I have to make this every year at Christmas for my Polish boyfriend who will devour it. I use butter/nut flavoring in this recipe, otherwise, I follow the recipe exactly as written. I like to use green maraschino cherries as well as the red ones, if I can find them. Also, I just break the walnuts - don't chop 'em too fine. Absolutely no icing is needed. The cake forms a lovely "crust."