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Cherry Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Cherry Cake, by , is from The Holden Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Ann Murray
Added: Sunday, October 25, 2009


1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon each vanilla, almond, lemon extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups each halved red and green candied

With electric mixer, cream butter with sugar thoroughly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, beat in extracts.

Combine 3 1/2 cups of flour with baking powder and salt; mix thoroughly. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Toss cherries with remaining 1/2 cup flour; fold into batter. Pour into well greased and floured bundt pan. Bake in 235 oven for 1 3/4 hours of until tester inserted in center comes out clean.

Let cool a few minutes in pan, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.




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