This is a super yummy cherry bread recipe. Making it in small mini loaves pans, makes it a great gift for friends.
Or freeze two and eat 1, making the bread last longer. It is great sweet treat perfect year round.
Wrap the cherry bread in cellophane and ribbon and it’s a perfect for a gift for family and friends.
1 8oz brick of cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, cream the cream cheese (this will make it fluffy), then add in the butter and cream it some more.
Add in the sugars until blended, then add in the eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
Add in the cherries and walnuts and mix again.
Add the baking powder, baking soda and flour and mix.
Place batter into a greased loaf pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Ellen Christian says
That sounds delicious. Do you think I could use dark cherries instead of Maraschino?
I think you could, it would have a different flavor with the different cherries, but still good!
I haven’t had homemade bread in a LONG time. This looks really good, even though I’m not the biggest fan of cherries.
You could definitely try another fruit of your liking, maybe strawberries?
Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families says
This recipe sounds amazing. I love eating raw cherries. 😉