Pre heat oven to 425 F
Remove the cherry pits.
Mix butter and sugar until you get a fluffy mixture.
Add vanilla sugar, eggs, salt and mix well.
Add flour and mix until fully incorporated
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Pour half the mixture in.
Add a layer of cherries (you can cut them into halves)
Add the second half of the dough.
Add another layer of cherries. Press the dough a little using a tablespoon.
Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and bake for about 20 min (insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake to check for doneness. If no dough sticks to the toothpick, the cherry pound cake is done)
Leave to cool and ornate with almond flakes and fresh cherries