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This Cherry Almond Bundt Cake recipe has a rich almond and vanilla flavor and loaded with delicious maraschino cherries. It's a great dessert for any occasion.

Cherry Almond Bundt Cake

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp.salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk room temp
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 4 z cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tsp.heavy whipping cream or milk
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  2. Take your bundt pan and grease and flour it completely to ensure proper cooking and non-sticking.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer cream the butter until smooth.
  4. Now add the sugar and continue beating it until it’s light and fluffy.
  5. Add the almond extract and mix.
  6. Slowly add the eggs one at a time.
  7. Making sure each one is mixed, then add the next egg.
  8. Repeat steps.
  9. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
  10. Begin to add parts of the dry ingredients and milk, beat until combined.
  11. Repeat steps until all ingredients are well combined.
  12. Pour the cherries into a strainer to rinse the juice from the cherries into a large bowl.
  13. Keep the juice.
  14. Pour 1/2 of your batter into the bundt cake pan.
  15. Add your 3/4 of the cherries to the batter and lightly stir.
  16. Lightly drizzle some of the juice into the bundt pan.
  17. Lightly stir to combine.
  18. Add the rest of the batter and repeat the steps with cherries and juice.
  19. Cover the bundt pan with aluminum foil.
  20. Bake at 325° for 65-70 minutes.
  21. Remove from bundt pan and let cool.

Glaze Directions:

  1. Place the cream cheese in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, to soften.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cream cheese, and powdered sugar, stir to combine.
  3. Add the heavy cream, almond extract and salt and continue to stir until it thickens.
  4. Drizzle the glaze over the cake.
  5. Garnish with sliced almonds
  6. ENJOY!!