Cherry Cream Cheese Cake recipe

Preparation Time: 25 minutes | Cooking Time: 70 minutes

A plain cake batter is enriched with cream cheese and butter in this ever-so-simple yet delicious cherry cake recipe. The pecan and walnut topping give a little crunch, too.


  • 300g caster sugar
  • 280g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 225g each butter and cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 40g each chopped pecans and walnuts
  • 175g glace cherries, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 170C. Scatter nuts evenly over the bottom of a 20cm cake tin.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set to one side. Toss cherries in 3 tbsp. flour, set to one side. In a bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs one at a time.

  3. Sift the dry mix into the wet mix and stir to combine. Fold in the cherries and tip into the prepared tin.

  4. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

If you like, you can use fresh or maraschino cherries in place of the glace cherries. Recipe serves 8.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
  • Published:

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