Maraschino Cherry Cake With A Cherry On Top

Maraschino Cherry Cake with crushed yogurt covered almonds and cherries on top on a plate with almonds on background

5 from 15 reviews

Enjoy this Maraschino Cherry cake recipe to make a simple one-layer cake with a finishing touch of yogurt covered almonds and cherries on top. It is an impressive dessert for your afternoon tea or any holiday. This easy recipe requires 10 minutes of active, hands-on time!



For the cake batter:

  • 2/3 cup + 2 1/2 teaspoons (95 g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons (65 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (8 g) honey
  • 1/3 cup (80 g) eggs (see note #1)
  • 1/3 cup (70 g) grapeseed oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2.5 oz (70 g) chopped almonds 
  • 2.5 oz (70 g) pitted maraschino cherries 

For the decoration:

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  1. Preheat oven to 295 F/145 C. To make the cake batter, place flour, baking powder, sugar, honey, and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix well. Slowly drizzle in grapeseed oil mixed with salt until emulsified. Add chopped almonds, pitted and drained maraschino cherries (without cherry syrup) and slightly combine to keep whole cherries. Pour the batter into a buttered and floured cake pan 7 inches/18 cm in diameter and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan, flip upside down, and let cool.
  2. To decorate, crush yogurt covered almonds in a food processor. Cover the cake all over with the heated apricot jam. Generously sprinkle with chopped yogurt covered almonds. Dust top of the cake with powdered (icing) sugar and arrange maraschino cherries with stems. 


  1. 80 g whole eggs approximately equal 1 1/2 whole extra large chicken eggs (eggshell removed).
  2. Add a few drops of almond extract to add almond flavor or add a few drops of cherry extract to enhance the sweet cherry flavor of the cake.
  3. Replace maraschino cherries with morello cherries in brandy if you do not serve the cake to kids.
  4. Chop yogurt covered almonds with a knife or use a food processor.
  5. In the summer, decorate the cake with fresh cherries coated with apricot jam.
  6. If you are in love with two- or three-layered cakes, double or triple the recipe. Spread your favorite cream between layers and decorate the cake.


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