Maraschino Cherry Bundt Cake

Maraschino Cherry Bundt Cake

Maraschino Cherry Bundt Cake
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Even if you don't love maraschino cherries, you'll love this super moist cake recipe. Maraschino Cherry Bundt Cake is a recipe with cake mix, so it's super easy to make. Yogurt is mixed into the cake batter, giving it a great consistency, and maraschino cherries taste wonderful in the cake. Once the cake bakes, a homemade almond butter glaze is drizzled over top. This simple cake recipe is perfect to serve on Christmas morning.

Cooking Time55 min

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, coarsely chopped
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  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 5 maraschino cherries, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a Bundt pan with butter and dust with flour. Coat butter with flour and tap out excess. Place bundt pan on a rimmed baking sheet.
     
  2. Combine all cake ingredients except for the chopped cherries. Beat on low for 30 seconds to combine, then increase speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes, until well combined. Fold in the chopped cherries.
     
  3. Hint: to keep cake from turning or streaking pink, fold in gently and only a few turns, don't overwork it.
     
  4. Pour batter into Bundt pan and tap gently to level it. Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, until cake is lightly golden and bounces back when touched.
     
  5. Remove baking sheet from oven and transfer cake pan to a wire rack. Allow cake to cool in pan for 10-15 minutes, the cake will relax and pull away from the side. Invert cake pan and turn cake out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
     
  6. To make the glaze, combine melted butter, 2 tablespoons of the milk and the sifted powdered sugar. Add in almond extract and beat until silky. Lift some glaze with a spoon and tilt it to spill some back into the bowl. The glaze should drop in thick ribbons, but not "plop" out of the spoon. If too thick, add a small amount of the remaining milk until you reach the desired consistency.
     
  7. Drop large spoonfuls of glaze onto the top of the cake, working your way around until all the glaze is gone and it's dripping beautifully down the sides.
     
  8. Decorate the glaze with halved cherries.
     
  9. Hint: before adding the cherries, drain them on paper towels, then gently press them into the glaze to keep them from "traveling".

     

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