Cherry Bourbon Cake

Cherry Bourbon Cake

2 cups butter
2 cups granulated sugar
6 eggs
1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice
3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons mace
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup bourbon
1 (16 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved
2 cup chopped nuts
2 tablespoons bourbon

Cream butter with sugar; add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Add 1/3 cup maraschino cherry juice drained from a 16 ounce jar of maraschino cherries.

Sift together dry ingredients. Add the 1/2 cup bourbon to creamed mixture alternately with dry ingredients. Fold in maraschino cherries and nuts.

Bake in greased and floured 10-inch tube pan at 325ºF for 1 hour and 40 minutes (check after 1 hour and 20 minutes).

Pour the 2 tablespoons bourbon over cake while still warm. Store in tightly covered container.


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