Stir shortening in bowl to soften. Sift all dry ingredients together 3 times and combine to shortening. Add extract and beat for 2 minutes.
Mix in cherries and nuts and fold in beaten whites last. Grease and flour a Santa Claus cake mold or pan. Pour in batter and bake 370F for one hour or tested done.
Cool in pan 15 minutes and remove to platter. When cool, decorate as desired. Note: this can also be baked in any other suitable pan to hold the batter.
Your Santaclaus Cake is ready. Bon appetit!
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