This is a tried and true recipe !! if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you cannot go wrong here. This is the way my Mother always made, jut give a shot it won’t fail you !
° 1 1/2 cups butter (soft)
° 3 cups granulated sugar
° 5 large eggs
° 3 cups all-purpose flour
° 2 teaspoons lemon extract
° 3/4 cup 7up
° 10 ounces maraschino cherries (drained and juice reserved
° 2 cups powdered sugar
° 1 teaspoon lemon extract
° 3-4 tablespoons of milk
Heat oven 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together butter (1 1/2 cups or 3 sticks) and sugar until light and fluffy.
Adding eggs & keep mixing until mixed .
Add the flour and mix again until the mixture is smooth.
Pour in the lemon extract and 7Up and whisk until combined.
Fold the cherry.
Grease a frying pan with ghee, then sprinkle it with flour.
Spread the mixture in a greased and floured tray and bake for 1½ hours or until the center is done.
Invert the cake onto a serving plate and let it cool slightly, then use a skewer with holes all over the top of the cake and slowly pour the reserved cherry juice over the top making sure the juice soaks in. It’s okay to seep to the bottom to soak, too.
Let it cool completely.
Meanwhile, mix the glaze ingredients together and sprinkle over the surface of the cake.
Add more cherries if desired.