This cake is similar to Elsie’s Phillie Cake. It has a delicious and colorful frosting which makes a wonderful variation.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup butter
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese
1½ cups white sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and halved
¼ cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 8-inch tube pan. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Beat into flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Dredge cherries in ¼ cup flour, then fold into batter. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
3 oz cream cheese
¼ cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
½ cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
Cream together cream cheese and butter in small mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar. Stir in cherries. Frost cake when completely cool.