No special occasion is necessary! Bake this favorite frosted cake today from our Southern friends at A Fork’s Tale blog. Great grandma’s beloved Bundt pan passed down to you is sure to make this recipe even more delicious!



  • 2 sticks butter, room temp
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temp
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Cheerwine
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries, crushed and divided (½ jar for cake and ½ jar for frosting)


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup white chocolate, melted
  • ½ stick butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 325˚F. Grease and flour Bundt pan (use a light-color Bundt pan or angel food tube pan). Beat butter, shortening, and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating with each addition. In separate bowl, mix salt, baking powder, and flour. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in thirds, alternating with half of the Cheerwine. Beat only until the batter is smooth after each addition. Quickly beat in 2 teaspoons almond extract and ½ jar of crushed maraschino cherries. Pour into greased pan. Bake 1 hour and 15-30 minutes. Cool cake on wire rack.

Meanwhile, make frosting: Mix powder sugar, white chocolate, butter, cream cheese, ½ jar of crushed maraschino cherries, and 1 teaspoon almond extract until smooth. Once cake has completely cooled, frost cake.

Overall Rating:


  1. This was the best cake ever! If you are looking to fix a sweet tooth, this is the way to go. Super moist and delicious!

  2. Delish!!!

  3. Can this recipe be used for a mini bundt pan?

  4. Hi Staci, great idea! Yes! Depending on the size of your mini bundt pan, you can cut the recipe in half or a quarter. Or make the full recipe and divide the batter evenly between multiple mini bundt pans just a little over half full each. Enjoy making this and eating this delicious Cheerwine dessert!

  5. Everyone always goes crazy for this cake when I make it!! So delicious!

  6. As I live in Maine and do not have a local source for the Cheerwine soda. I have the Cheerwine Syrup and want to make the cake. How much syrup should I use?

  7. A big hit with my grandkids. Did not last very long! Served the Cheerwine soda with the cake. The frosting with white chocolate was like a special candy!
    Will make it again for sure!

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