A very cherry cake with maraschino cherries and red food color for that extra burst of color. Try it with Fluffy Boiled Icing.
The Extreme Cherry Cake
1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon red food color
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
14 maraschino cherries, chopped
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 – 9 inch round pans. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and red food color. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the cherry juice. Stir in the cherries. Pour batter into prepared pans.
3 Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.