Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare pound cake according to directions on the box. Fold dried cherries and almonds into pound cake and spread the remaining 1/2 cup on top of the batter. Spread into a greased 9x5 loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Makes about 10 servings.