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Phillie Cake June 2, 2013

Filed under: Desserts — alittlemoreofeach @ 1:20 pm
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This cake makes a great gift for neighbors and friends. Just bake in a small loaf pan, wrap in colorful plastic wrap and tie with a pretty ribbon. I made it for our neighbors when we moved to Spring Garden Street in Altamonte Springs, a reverse welcome wagon.

 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups sugar

1 (8 oz) cream cheese package

1 cup butter

1 ½ tsp vanilla

4 eggs

1 ½ cups sifted cake flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¾ cup chopped maraschino cherries

½ cup pecans

1 ½ cup powdered sugar

2 Tbl milk

 

Directions

Combine sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and butter; mix well. Add eggs one at a time; mix well. Reserve ¼ cup flour and gradually add the remainder of the flour to the cream cheese mixture. Toss the reserved flour with the cherries and nuts to coat, then add all to the batter. Bake at 325 degrees in a loaf pan for one hour. If in a small pan, bake for 45 to 50 minutes. After the cake cools, combine the confectioners sugar and milk and drizzle over the cake as a glaze.