Mini Cream Cheese Cherry Fruitcake

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 c butter, softened

1 1/2 c sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 c flour, divided

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 c candied cherries, cut in half

1/2 c pecans, coarsely chopped

Grease and flour 5 mini loaf pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a separate bowl, stir together 2 c flour and baking powder. Gradually add to cream cheese mixture. Toss remaining flour (1/4 c) with cherries and nuts. Fold into batter. Divide batter evenly among prepared pans. Bake 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to wire rack. Cool completely.