- 6 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- 1 jar maraschino cherries, drained but reserve the juice
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- Reserved cherry juice
1. Combine ingredients and beat for 10 minutes. Place in greased and floured tube pan. Bake for 30 minutes on 350 degrees. Continue baking on heat reduced to 300 degrees and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
2. Beat all ingredients until smooth. Spread on top and sides of cake. Cake looks special with several whole cherries placed on top of cake.
This recipe and about 600 other traditional Southern recipes can be found in the cookbook, In Search of My Mother's Kitchen. The book may be ordered directly from Cindy Aman by calling 334-692-3148. Additionally, cookbooks may be found in Dothan at Red House Books and Troy Simms Pecan Company, in Ashford at The Petal Pusher, in Cottonwood at In Bloom, and in Ozark at The English Garden.
Cindy Aman is the author of In Search of My Mother's Kitchen and is the 2005 Grand Prize Winner of the National Peanut Festival Recipe Contest with a Boiled Peanut Cake. She may be reached at 334-692-3148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.