Holiday Gift Cake

Holiday Gift Cake

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  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 ½ C Pioneer® Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 ¼ C sifted cake flour, divided
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ C Maraschino cherries, well drained & chopped
  • ½ C pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • ½ C finely chopped pecans or walnuts


  • 1 ½ C Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 2 T milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan; sprinkle with finely chopped nuts; set aside.
  2. Combine cream cheese, butter, Pioneer® Sugar and vanilla, mixing until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Gradually add 2 cups flour sifted with baking powder, mixing well after adding. Toss remaining flour with cherries and chopped nuts; fold into batter.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool thoroughly.

Glaze Directions:

  1. Mix Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar and milk together to create glaze. [Add more powdered sugar or milk until you find the consistency you desire.]
Holiday Gift Cake
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