Maraschino Cherry Cake with Fluffy Cherry Frosting

After making this cake, I can see why my mother never made it, smiles. This is not a cake for the distracted, disorganized, or harried cook. And for the safety of all, it would be wise not to have dashing pets and children in the kitchen. The steps are not complicated, but there is some preparation involved. While making the syrup for the frosting, you must be attentive or serious burn injury could result. The frosting, while very good, is sticky and tends to string and flow about when and where you don’t want it to.
Regardless, if you want to feel like a princess or you know a little girl who is, this cake is fulfills all those dreams.
Read through the recipe first to get a feel for how the recipe flows.

What You’ll Need

3 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
16 maraschino cherries, cut into eighths
5 egg whites, stiffly beaten

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