My mom used to make a cake that contained dates, nuts and maraschino cherries. I don’t have her exact recipe so I recreated it by substituting a similar recipe for a delicious date and nut cake and added maraschino cherries. (The basic cake recipe is adapted from Maida Heatter.) Note re maraschino cherries: Most of the brands available in the U.S. are an imitation of an Italian product and contain lots of preservatives. Trader Joe’s sells a version of maraschino cherries without all the chemicals.