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Cherries are in season, but the fresh fruit won't last long. Take advantage of the summer bounty! Chocolate and cherries are a classic combo and pair perfectly for this dessert!
These individual pound cakes are delightful and make the perfect dessert for a small dinner party or special get-together. Find yourself some mini loaf pans — you'll need five — and gather up some cherries to use in a topping.
Pound cake is so good — rich and buttery — that frosting or toppings are usually left off. But, since cherries are in season, combine the two for a great dessert. It's best to serve this topping on the side and allow your guests to add as much as they like.
If you thought pound cake got its name for the weight you might gain from eating it, you're — fortunately — wrong (unless you eat a lot of it)! Pound cake was traditionally made with a pound of each main ingredient: flour, sugar, eggs and butter. Most pound cake recipes, like this one, are made with adjusted ingredients.