|Source: Heather Phalen (1973)|
|Prep time: 15 minutes||Cooking time: 1 hour||Total time: 1 1⁄4 hours|
In large mixer bowl, cream together sugar, butter and eggs until light and fluffy. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture with buttermilk. Beat until blended. Stir in nuts, cherries and vanilla. Pour batter into 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes.