“Noel Pound Cake”
6oz jar red maraschino cherries
6oz jar green maraschino cherries
½cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 ½cups flour
⅛tsp baking soda
½cup sour cream
½tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 325°F
Drain and chop cherries fine. Press between paper towels to dry and then set to the side.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add and mix sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating just until yellow yolk disappears.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda, add chopped cherries. Pour dry mixture into butter mixture, add sour cream. Beat batter at low speed until blended. Add vanilla. Mix.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x5in loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour.