The Christmas baking has officially begun at the Elliott household! Just like every year the first thing to make is Mom’s Cherry Cake. This is a long time recipe that has been in the family for years and is a Newfoundland classic. It is simple but delicious and is often our alternative to Fruit Cake- although Mom makes this one as well- it never seems to go as quickly as the Cherry Cake.
Enjoy as a dessert or with your morning cup of Joe- it’s the holidays, cake for breakfast is officially allowed!
Heat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp almond flavouring
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- beat for 2 minutes
- 5 eggs, blend in 1 at a time
Add dry ingredients to creamed ingredients with 1 can thick cream, and the juice and grated rind of 1 lemon.
- 2 cups chopped, glazed cherries
Coat the cherries with 2 tbsp of flour and fold into cake mixture.
Bake 1 1/2 – 2 hours.