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Holiday Gift Cake

Holiday Gift Cake is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 10.
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
40
min.
Servings

16 servings

Whether you're giving it as a gift or serving it at a holiday party, this beautiful glazed cake will be greeted with smiles.

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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan; sprinkle with 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans.
  • Beat cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition; set aside. Sift 2 cups of the flour with the baking powder. Gradually add to cream cheese mixture, beating well after each addition. Toss remaining 1/4 cup flour with the cherries and 1/2 cup chopped pecans; gently stir into batter. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Loosen cake from side of pan with spatula or knife; gently remove cake from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Mix powdered sugar and milk; drizzle over cake.

Size Wise

At 16 servings, this cake can serve a crowd at an annual get-together. It also doubles as a perfect holiday or hostess gift.

Substitute

Substitute 2 cups all-purpose flour for the cake flour.

Variation

Prepare batter as directed; pour evenly into 5 greased and floured 5x3-inch loaf pans. Bake at 325°F for 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.

Servings

  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 400
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 46g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 31g
Protein 5g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have made this recipe since the early 80's, very rich, has never failed to satisfy. Have made this recipe since the early 80's, very rich, has never failed to satisfy. The original idea was to coat the inside of a 1lb. coffee can with butter or shortening and finely chopped nuts, then once baked and cooled, put the lid on and rap it up for giving. Still the way I do it, just a bit tougher finding the old style metal coffee cans.
Date published: 2010-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Perhaps I did something very wrong as this was my first time baking a cake from scratch. Perhaps I did something very wrong as this was my first time baking a cake from scratch. The cake was very pretty, just like the picture; however, it was very dry and crumbly. I enjoyed looking at the cake more than eating it. My family and I agreed that this was more for the recycle bin. I am sure that this was my error in cooking the cake.
Date published: 2007-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My grandma used to make this for Christmas all the time. My grandma used to make this for Christmas all the time. I was very excited to find this recipe and even more excited when it turned out pretty much the same as I remember. I used a mini loaf pan and am going to hand out 3 of the 4 loaves for Xmas gifts (I just have to keep one for me and my family!!)!!
Date published: 2005-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake was very moist and delicious. This cake was very moist and delicious. I made it during the Christmas holidays and everyone thought it was Fruit Cake and wouldn't try it. After I assured them that it wasn't, they tried it and loved it!
Date published: 2003-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this recipe when I was a kid. Loved this recipe when I was a kid. Mom made it for x-mas every year. Had to find it again so I could make it for my kids.
Date published: 2004-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i want to make this cake this weekend, for an annual Halloween Picnic. i want to make this cake this weekend, for an annual Halloween Picnic. I think it will be a big hit with everyone there.
Date published: 2002-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These make wonderful gifts! These make wonderful gifts! They are both attractive and delicious and people love receiving them.
Date published: 2003-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE FOR MANY YEARS. I HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE FOR MANY YEARS. IT GETS BETTER IF YOU WAIT A DAY OR TWO BEFORE EATING.
Date published: 2002-02-17
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