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Cherry and Vanilla Cake

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1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1/3 c. oil
1/2 c. water
2 -3 eggs, depending on instructions on box of cake mix.

15 maraschino cherries, approximately
3/4 c. maraschino juice
1 vanilla bean
Frosting recipe of your choice or *dare I say it* a premade jar of frosting

Preheat oven to box directions. Drain the cherries reserving juice; chop cherries in half and reserve.

Prepare cake mix according to box directions, adding water and cherry juice to equal the amount of liquid needed for cake mix. (In my case, the amount of water called for on the box was 1 1/4 c. I substituted 3/4 c. cherry juice and 1/2 c. water instead)

Fold the cherries and pecans into the cake mix; stirring by hand. Pour mix into 2 round cake pans and bake in preheated oven.

When cake has completely cooled, frost; serve and keep unused portions in refrigerator.

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This is such a cute cake and fool proof for beginner bakers

I finally made this with.. french vanilla cake mix, no vanilla bean.. and I used cherry frosting. It's pretty and tasty! ;)

I just noticed that this recipe calls for a vanilla bean, but there's no mention of it in the instructions. There are pecans mentioned but those aren't in the ingredients. <-- is confused.

Ooh, this looks and sounds so good!

This cake looks so beautiful and tasty! May I ask what kind of frosting you used? And do you add the scrapings of the vanilla bean to cake as well?

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