Italian Cream Cake With Maraschino Cherries

Cecelia Huddleston

By
@Cecelia26

The cherries are a great addition to an Italian Cream Cake.
They add extra flavor & add color for the holidays.


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Rating:

Serves:

12

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

5
large eggs, separated
1 c
butter, softened
2 c
sugar
1 tsp
almond or vanilla extract
8 oz
sour cream
1 tsp
baking soda
dash(es)
salt
2 c
flour
10 oz
maraschino cherries, drained & chopped
1 c
flaked coconut
1 c
chopped walnuts, toasted

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

12 oz
cream cheese, softened
3/4 c
butter, softened
6 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
almond or vanilla extract
1 c
chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray three 9" round cake pans with a cooking spray with flour or grease and flour pans.
2
In medium bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; set aside. In large bowl, cream butter, sugar and extract. Beat in egg yolks. Add soda and sour cream. Gradually, add combined salt and flour. On low speed, add cherries, coconut and walnuts. Fold in beaten egg whites. Pour batter into pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of layers comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Turn out layers on wire rack; cool completely.
3
In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Gradually, beat in powdered sugar. Add extract and walnuts. Frost cake. Store in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Hashtag: #Christmas