Blend first 7 ingreddients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Bake in a well greased 12 in bundt pan at 350* for 55 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool completely.
After cake has cooled, with a serrated knife in the middle of the top of the cake mark off evenly 1/2 inch completely around.Slice down about 1/2 to 1 inch to make well for topping. remove the cut pieces of cake
Take the thawed cool whip and insert into the well. I used a #2 tip , this works great. take remaining cool whip and frost the top of cake and 1/2 inch inside. using the tip frost swirls around the base of cake. Top with cherries spacing them around top of cake, I think I used 8. then lets eat. yummy. xoxoxox