Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking soda, salt or baking powder.
If you love chocolate-covered cherries, try this: Bake the cake in 3 layers. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the frosting. Stir 1/4 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries into the remaining frosting; fill layers with cherry frosting. Frost cake with reserved frosting.
Give the frosting a rocky road twist by folding mini marshmallows and chopped nuts into the frosting before spreading it on the cake.