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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.
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5 from 6 votes

Cherry Almond Bundt Cake

Author: Jill

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:

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

Glaze Directions:

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