Cherry Limeade Pound Cake

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If you are searching for an impressive cake for a party, then try this cherry limeade pound cake recipe. This original dessert combines traditional pound cake with non-traditional ingredients, like Maraschino cherries and Cherry 7-Up, to create a fantastic cherry-lime glazed pound cake recipe. This easy bundt cake recipe is perfect for a special gathering because of the use of a beautiful, ribbed bundt pan, as well as the inclusion of finely chopped Maraschino cherries in the glaze that is drizzled on top. There is such a large variety of bundt cake pan designs, but every single one will be in a ring shape since Bundt pans were inspired by Gugelhupf, a European-style cake. The bundt cake pan didn’t originate until the 50s’ and 60s’, however, when Nordic Ware, a cookware company, created the first Bundt pans from aluminum. Bundt cake pans aren’t used for a single cake recipe, like homemade pound cake, but rather can be used for any cake recipe that you want to give an elegant finish. The most traditional Bundt cake pans are in a ribbed finish, but you can even purchase them in a flower shape or a heart ring shape. Whatever pan you use, this cherry dessert recipe will be as stunning as the event you serve it at itself.

This cherry pound cake recipe uses Cherry 7-up as a primary ingredient, which is unique as far as cake recipes go. The 7-up gets added to both the cake and the glaze, and is an ingenious ingredient option for this pound cake recipe, because of how anything acidic is known to lighten and cake’s texture. In cake baking, liquid ingredients like buttermilk or vinegar may be included on the roster since they have the ability to lighten a cake by reacting with the added leaveners like baking soda and baking powder. The carbonation in soda, like 7-up, would have the capacity to do the same thing in this cherry lime cake recipe.

A pound cake doesn’t usually include leaveners like baking powder and baking soda, instead sticking with the four classic ingredients of butter, flour, eggs, and sugar. Often, the incorporating of air into the eggs will be what leavens a pound cake, but by incorporating an ingredient like baking powder, baking soda, or even pop, your pound cake will be lighter.

You may think that cherry desserts recipes just include foods like pies or crisps, but this cherry limeade pound cake recipe shows a unique way to incorporate cherries into a dessert. It uses maraschino cherries for their bright red colour and signature sweetness, but if you are lucky enough to have cherries in season where you are, consider substituting with fresh sweet cherries instead. You could even substitute the maraschino cherries with another variety of jarred sweet cherries packed in syrup, like bing cherries. Thank you to Donna, the author of ‘The Slow Roasted Italian’ recipe blog, for sharing her gorgeous cherry limeade pound cake recipe to fulfill all your entertaining needs.**

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