Cherry Raisin Cake

By: Advent Devotional

Posted: December 29, 2019

Category: Daily Devotional

My maternal grandparents immigrated to the USA from Scotland. Although they both were young when they passed away, my mother kept her mother’s memory alive during the Christmas holiday.

A favorite of mine was the cherry/raisin cake. Maybe because I would chop the cherries & eat a few in between…or maybe it is the aroma of it baking in the oven that takes me back to my mother’s kitchen.

This is a wonderful cake to slice and enjoy with a nice cup of Christmas Tea!


1 16 oz jar maraschino cherries, well drained (about 1 cup)
1 1/2 cups Sun-Maid Natural raisins
1 1/2 cups Sun-Maid golden raisins
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs

Preheat oven to 300.

Coat two 9×5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

Cut each cherry into quarters.

Pat cherries completely dry on paper towels.

Place cherries, raisins, and walnuts in a large bowl.

Toss lightly with 1/4 cup of the flour.

Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.

Beat in eggs one at a time.

Gradually beat in remaining flour, mixing until smooth.

Gently stir in fruit mixture.

Divide between prepared pans.

Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pans 15 minutes.

Turn out and cool completely on wire rack.

Slice in thin 1/4 inch slices to serve.

Keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 3 months wrapped tightly in foil and plastic wrap.

Makes 2 loaves, 20 slices per loaf.

~ Janet Howard


Isaiah 7:10-16


O God, we thank you for that hopeful sign You gave Your people, namely that a woman shall bear a son and name him Emmanuel, which means You are with us. Help us to cherish Your constant presence with us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.