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Cherry Layer Cake with Cherry Cream Cheese Frosting Yummy


for the cake
4 cups sifted cake flour
3½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
⅓ cup unsalted butter room temperature
⅓ cup vegetable shortening
1½ cups sugar
¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
¾ cup whole milk
¼ tsp almond extract
15 maraschino cherries cut into eighths
6 egg whites room temperature stiffly beaten
for the frosting
7 oz - 1 block - cream cheese room temperature
¾ cup - 1½ sticks - unsalted butter room temperature
1-3 cup maraschino cherry juice
5 cups confectionary sugar


for the cake preheat oven to 360 degrees F generously grease and flour two 10 - inch round layer cake pans - line bottoms with parchment if desired - and set aside
sift the flour baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl set aside
cream butter shortening and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy about five minutes
measure out the milk almond extract and cherry juice into one liquid measuring cup together beginning and ending with the dry ingredients alternately add the wet and dry to the creamed mixture beat well after each addition fold in the cherries
stiffly beat egg whites in a separate bowl fold in ⅓ of egg whites to batter to lighten it fold in the remaining egg whites until mixture is well combined
divide the batter between pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until springy to touch
cool cakes in pans on wire racks for about 15 minutes using a thin knife loosen carefully around edges and turn out onto the racks cool to room temperature
for the frosting- cream together the butter and cream cheese with half the confectionary sugar add the cherry juice mix in enough of the remaining confectionary sugar to get the taste and consistency desired