This is a family favorite at the holidays. It is a very dense, rich cake with a delicious vanilla butternut flavored batter with maraschino cherries and pecans throughout. For the holidays you can usually find maraschino cherries that are dyed green. A small drained jar of these can be added to the cake in addition to the 10 ounce jar of regular red maraschino cherries to give it a festive look. Also, I find that using a silicone bundt pan makes removing the cake much easier. I place the bundt pan on a cookie sheet to make placing it in the oven easier.