This is my husbands favorite cake. I made this cake for the first time on Valentines day 2008. Which was our first Valentines day together. He loved it so much, he asks for it every year for his birthday!
1Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2- nine inch round cake pans. In a large mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients, except for the chopped maraschino cherries, using an electric mixer. ( beat 5 minutes) stir in chopped cherries. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges to remove cakes.
2For the frosting:
Combine cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on low. Add powder sugar, then cherries, then the cherry liquid. Mix well. Frost cakes tops. Put one cake on top of the other and frost sides. Put any extra cherries on top, if desired.