Cream Cheese-Cherry Vanilla Pound Cake

This cake has already gotten rave reviews in my house.
Here’s a rich classic pound cake with the pretty color bright and dotting the tasty glaze made with 7up. Let me encourage you to bake this cake

Cream Cheese-Cherry Vanilla Pound Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 1/4 all purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (10 oz) jars maraschino cherries, drained and puree in a blender or food processor.
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped and reserved (I used 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)


  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cherry 7-Up
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated lime zest


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 10 cup Bundt pan.
    In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add sugar, beating until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
  3. In another bowl, sift together 3 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add, one cup at a time, of flour mixture to butter mixture until combined.
  4. Puree cherries with 1/4 cup flour. Add to batter and gently stir. Add vanilla bead seeds. Stir.
  5. Spoon into bundt pan and gently tap on counter to release any air bubbles.
    Bake approximately 1 hour 20 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool in pan 10-15 minutes. Turn it out onto your cake plate.


  1. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined. Glaze should be the consistency of corn syrup, add more powdered sugar (a tablespoon at a time) if necessary to thicken glaze.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. Serve and enjoy!
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Happy Baking!

COOK’S NOTE: If you only have regular 7-Up just add a splash of maraschino cherry juice and make sure the liquid still measures ¾ cup in the cake. For the glaze use 1 ½ tablespoons soda and ½ tablespoon maraschino cherry juice.

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