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Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake for #BundtAMonth

Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

Cherry, dear sweet cherry, how I love your flavor. Ever since I was a kid it has been my #1 choice. Remember when you got a sucker if you were good at the doctor? I would be extra good so I could get to pick. Yes, I always chose the cherry one. When I see a bowl of candy out, if chocolate isn’t available, you know what I’m grabbing. I was thrilled when I saw cherries are the theme for April #BundtAMonth. I decided I would bake this Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake.

I really enjoy maraschino cherries. My husband knows how much and he will give me his when he gets one in a drink or on a dessert. He will also let me have most of the frosting on a piece of cake we are sharing. I think little things like that have kept us together for 30 years. Well, there are big things too. And speaking of, this past Monday is the anniversary of us getting officially engaged. It was a short engagement as we were married in June.

Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake Slice | Magnolia Days

I chose Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake because of extra cherries I had. I bought a big jar to make a Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake and didn’t use them all. I do want to bake a cake with fresh cherries at some point. Perhaps when I see them at the store or a farmers market I will bring some home and get to baking. A tart cherry cake does sound rather nice. Meanwhile I can enjoy this one filled with bits of cherries and pecans. It’s a dense cake like a typical pound cake. The cream cheese in it keeps it moist and contributes to the texture.

Ready for more cherry cakes? Look at these recipes by the talented and fabulous #BundtAMonth bakers:

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Happy Baking!

Cherry Pecan Bundt Cake

A recipe for a cherry pecan cake baked in a bundt pan. This bundt cake is filled with maraschino cherries and pecans. Cream cheese gives it the texture of a pound cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Renee


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup drained and chopped maraschino cherries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped pecans divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 or 12 cup bundt pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans in the pan and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. Spread the chopped maraschino cherries between paper towels to dry.
  4. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat using an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down bowl as needed.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Gradually add 2 cups of all-purpose flour mixing on medium speed until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  7. In a small bowl, add the cherries, remaining 1/2 cup pecans, and 1/4 cup flour. Stir to coat cherries and pecans with flour. Fold mixture into batter.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 60 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan by inverting it onto a cooling rack. Cool cake completely. Garnish with pecans and cherries. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

A recipe for a cherry pecan cake baked in a bundt pan. This bundt cake is filled with maraschino cherries and pecans. Cream cheese gives it the texture of a pound cake.

Recipe adapted from one in the NordicWare Bundt Cookbook. (Affiliate link)

Recipe Rating

Katherine G

Monday 8th of April 2013

This cake looks so delicious!!


Sunday 7th of April 2013

Yum, so pretty! Love this cake...the pops of red cherries are gorgeous!


Wednesday 10th of April 2013

Thanks Sara!

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen

Saturday 6th of April 2013

Your bundt cake looks gorgeous! It sounds delicious too!


Saturday 6th of April 2013

This sounds amazingly delicious. Off to check out the other #BundtAMonth recipes!


Saturday 6th of April 2013

Thanks Joyce!


Friday 5th of April 2013

I love how bright the cherries look with the crunchy pecans...yum!


Saturday 6th of April 2013

Thank you Heather!