3 c Cake Flour
1/2 t Salt
1 3/4 c Sugar
1 1/2 t Vanilla
10 oz Maraschino Cherries
2 1/2 t Baking Powder
1 1/2 Sticks Butter
2 lg Eggs
1/2 c Maraschino Cherry Juice
1/2 c 1% Milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 oblong OR two 9 x 3 round pans. Set aside.
Put a colander over a bowl, turn cherry jar upside down and let drain while preparing batter.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt together.
In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla, mixing well after each.
Add cherry juice to egg mixture.
Bake until toothpick comes out clean (20 - 25 minutes for round pans,
35 - 40 minutes for oblong).
Cool completely and frost.