Maraschino Cherry Cake



Mom's recipe box

Prep time20 minutes
Recipe Typespastry


Makes a large cake


4 1⁄2call purpose flour
4 1⁄2tbaking powder
3⁄4cshortening ((butter, oil, applesauce))
2 1⁄4csugar
1 3⁄4cmilk
1 1⁄2tvanilla
1⁄2talmond extract
2ozegg yolks
5ozegg whites
1ozmaraschino cherries -chopped ((optional))


Sift flour and baking powder. Cream shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a LARGE bowl. Add egg yolks and flavorings to milk and mix. Sift the dry ingredients alternately with the milk mixture to the creamed shortening and sugar. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff (not dry). Beat the remaining 3/4 cup sugar into the egg whites until sugar is dissolved. Fold into cake mixture.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Bake in (3)  9-inch pans for 25 minutes

I bake in one 6-inch heart pan AND one 10-inch heart for 45 minutes @ 350 F for the wedding cake

Test cupcakes at 20 minutes. Bake until toothpick comes out clean.


When making this as a wedding cake, I substitute 3/4 cups of cherry juice for 3/4 cups of the milk. All else is the sdame.