Chocolate cherry bundt cake that’s marbled to perfection. This pound cake is perfect for potlucks and Friday night dessert alike!
I’ve always been a huge fan of pound cake. Honestly – any cake you can eat with your hands and is acceptable for breakfast is good in my book. I know it kind of has a reputation as being the grandma of cakes, but I don’t think that’s fair.
Pound cake is super versatile, always up for anything. Top it with chocolate glaze and caramel? Perfection! Whipped cream and fruit? Grand idea. Served with a side of ice cream? I thought you’d never ask! Pound cake is like that friend who is always ready and down for anything, no questions asked.
Pound cake also slices like a dream, always looking gorgeous while other cakes sloppily crumble. I love how they are naturally pretty, taking on the shape of whatever you bake them. Pound cakes don’t need a ton of frosting and swirls to make them look pretty – they’re that girl with perfect skin who you kind of hate but she’s so nice that you can’t justify it.
So who’s the grandma cake NOW?? (I’m lookin’ at you, fruitcake)
Personally, I enjoy a slice or four of pound cake for breakfast. It’s less sweet than many coffee cakes, and is dense and sturdy, making it perfect for dipping, if you’re a coffee kind of person. I’m really not, but I never turned down a Caramel Frappe, if you know what I mean.
This gorgeous cherry flavored Bundt is full of yummy flavor. The lightly pink batter is flavored with maraschino cherry juice AND a generous helping of chopped maraschino cherries. Swirl a bit of melted chocolate in the batter and you’ve got one sexy beast of a pound cake, if you don’t mind me saying.
I chose to serve this cake with whipped cream on the side, but I think it would be fabulous with a chocolate glaze, frosting, or even a scoop of ice cream and chocolate syrup. It’s not too sweet, so you really can’t go wrong whatever you do.
Unless you don’t make it altogether. That would be totally, totally wrong.
You can also find this Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake recipe on Food Fanatic, where I am a regular contributor. Be sure to poke around over there — there are a ton of great recipes to choose from!
Enjoy and have a great day!