Thanks for reading and commenting, Connie. I have made the cake in a big iron skillet also -- it seems to bake more evenly and gives a nice crispy edge. Mother used the loaf cake pan because there were nine of us at home. We picked our own cherries and walnuts for the cake. Pitting the cherries and shelling the walnuts was a good way for Mama to keep us kids busy for awhile.
Walk in Peace and Harmony. Phyllis Doyle Burns Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain