Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Holiday Cake

Holiday Cake

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
45-60 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks


1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks real butter, softend
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups walnuts or almonds, chopped
1 jar of maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream together butter, sugar, cream cheese, and almond extract; mix well.

  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add baking powder and flour, mixing well.

  4. Drain the cherries and chop the entire jar in half and set aside 8 halves to decorate the top of the cake.

  5. In a separate bowl mix a small amount of flour with the cherries and fold into the cake mixture being careful not to crush.

  6. Add the nuts and pour the entire mixture into a Bundt pan.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  8. Take the cake out of the oven and immediately turn upside down on a dish.

  9. After the cake has cooled, glaze the top with a mixture of confectioners sugar and water.

  10. Drizzle over the top of the cake allowing it to drip down the sides.

  11. Decorate with cherries and walnuts along the top.


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emilygbuck says:

delicous yum yum yum

11/4/2014 7:32:58 PM

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