I love the color! My grandma didn’t cook or bake much but my mom did and to this day I think of her every time I use one of her recipes. will make again, keep the great recipes coming. Could it be as simple as using a different pan??? Artisan bakery-worthy chocolate cherry pecan bread. Hopefully everything works out great for you! Family recipes are the best to make. I look forward to trying this soon! This bread turned out so wonderfully delicious! Those cherry cupcakes of yours with those gorgeous images…I was already formulating this recipe in my head when I saw those and was drooling because I KNOW how good the flavor combo is! Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons flour (prevents them from sinking during baking) and toss to coat evenly; set cutting board aside. In fact, it dips down in the center of each. This cherry bread is a soft, sweet, and an easy quick bread recipe to make. But I couldn’t resist reserving a bit of the cherry juice and making a cherry-almond glaze. By now I’m sure you’ve carried on with the recipe. :), One of your fave things on here? Bake the mini pans for 45 minutes. Luckily my mom made a family cookbook with recipes from everyone on her side of the family so I have recipes from my great aunts too. Add the cherries to … Wow . And I actually like using some canola oil in baked goods like muffins and cakes because I feel like they stay moist for longer. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Love the pink glaze as well. i soooo love it! When my Grandma passed away, I inherited her recipe box and it is such a treasure. I bet this recipe means so much to you! A lovely success and perfect for Valentine’s day, so thank you so much! FOR SURE! If I use shortening, is it the same amount as the oil? Kinslee’s loving all of these pinkalicious baked goods. Add the egg, almond extract and vanilla while beating. Can you tell I’ve been in a “pinkish” mood lately? I’m glad I’m not the only one! Excited to try it! Amazing. Two pans are so much more forgiving! Really hope it will work out :), LOVED this, though I had black cherries lying at home so attempted an almost blasphemous twist. I think you made the right call in two pans. Make it just like I wrote it, or simply omit. I’m making it for my husband’s grandma’s birthday, but trying your recipe this year. That’s unfortunately true for most of her recipes.”. I am a huge fan of almond extract with cherries–yum. That’s great that you try things and hope for the best! Long term, oil gives lasting power so things don’t turn dry! Add eggs … GREG. Thanks for sharing this! Because you can never have too much pink! Spray two 8×4-inch loaf pans with floured cooking spray or lightly grease and flour the pans; set aside. . Glad the bread tasted great! I make lemon bread several times a month as my lemon trees yield about 1000 lemons during the season. The color is perfect for Valentines day and I have to say, I love using oil in quick breads- I think it keeps them so moist. Which would you do? I love almond extract + cherries together! My Mom used to make me a Duncan Hines Cherry Chip cake every year for my birthday. I used a few shortcuts in this recipe to save time, but this cake tastes completely homemade! Pinned! Thank you for your readership and support! Using a fork or just your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly. Cool on a baking rack for 15-30 minutes and then remove the bread from the loaf pan. Strategically place a few cherries on top for visual appeal. Never too much pink or glaze is so true :). Oh my, this bread looks so very beautiful! Mini Cherry Oreo Cheesecakes – EASY mini cheesecakes loaded with cherries and an Oreo cookie crust!! i’ve never seen cherry bread before. This looks delish! Blessings, We used our Ninja Express Chop for this. Bake the bread for 20 minutes, then remove the lid and continue to bake another 30 to 40 minutes, until the bread is deep brown in color and a digital thermometer inserted into the center registers about 205°F. Please note: I have only made the recipe as written, and cannot give advice or predict what will happen if you change something. Cherish it as I know you do! This looks incredible. **The calories shown are based on the bread being cut into 10 pieces (and all of the frosting used), with 1 serving being 1 slice of bread. I cherish the few old recipes I have from my grandmother. This cake is so cute – almost too cute to eat (but I’d still devour it!). :) I love making my Mama Faye’s recipes. That makes it a deliciously cool treat for spring and summer! I used the size of pans you recommended (I don’t own bread pans, so I just bought the foil ones from Walmart). Not ‘bad’ but for a lighter-colored bread, it’s not as cosmetically pretty. So happy to share with my followers! I love all the pink, I need to give cherries a go soon- I have never been a fan- except for cherry pie with custard. jar, I barely had 1/3 c. juice. Set jar with the cherry juice aside. This cherry loaf cake was delicious. Spray two 8×4-inch loaf pans with floured cooking spray or lightly grease and flour the pans; set aside. I think I saw my grandma once in my life and I don’t think she ever cooked/baked so I’m very jealous of your memories with her! By Michelle Keith. I love cherries and this is so pretty. Love those two! I’ve got lemon (cupcakes), cherry, and I’ll put orange bread in my one-day make this pile :) Enjoy the cherry bread! Just guessing here but if in a 10 oz jar, half is juice/half is cherries, that’s about 5 oz of juice. mmm, this looks delicious! Making a double batch and baking in two pans will probably be okay but because it’s for a wedding and such an important event you may just want to make/bake one at a time just in case. Thanks for trying this so soon after I posted it and getting back to me that your colleagues are devouring that! Thanks! Thanks, Sally! … I adore cherries and this is definitely going to get made! I am making two more for a wedding reception and I was wondering, can I double up on the recipe to make two loafs at the same time, or will it affect the turnout ? Could I omit the almond extract or replace it with vanilla extract? Such a sweet, sentimental post, Averie! Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely. Bread will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. HOW TO MAKE CHERRY BREAD. Did every thing correct and not rising. (Recipe may be baked in one 9×5 pan, as 4 mini loaves, or as muffins, although I have not tested it that way. Drain the maraschino cherries, reserving the juice for the glaze. No flavor even with all the cherries but as soon as I made a glaze to cover bread, it was just ok. LMK how it goes!! Family recipes are such a treasure, this is such a pretty pink bread! So, I am more of a cake fan than a bread fan. It's a fantastic way to enjoy fresh cherries. It really is very good! Love almond extract and cherries…this looks outrageous! Before adding the cherries to the batter, give them a rough chop on your cutting board and sprinkle them with a little flour. Thank you are the cherry bread recipe, it sounds great, will be making this weekend…I have been looking for a good Cherry Bread and I’m sure I just found it. It has so many good recipes in it. So I’d go with between 1/3 and 1/2 cup, you’ll have to use your judgment. The bread also didn’t rise at all. :). Tastes of Lizzy T is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Originally published February 11, 2014 and republished with updated text May 8, 2020. Juice in both batter and glaze? You can use fresh or frozen cherries, or a blend of mixed berries. It is one of my most cherished things in my life and I love it and i am with you. oh i have a book of all of my grandmothers old recipes. The bread itself was not my favorite. Quick question. I used new baking powder and bread pans, I also experienced the middle not cooking completely – 3 separate occasions. Loving the color blends of this loaf. If cherries are out of season in your area or unavailable, you can use canned or frozen cherries. There is something nice about keep retro authenticity to recipes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean. Not sure what happened for you but thanks for trying the recipe. I love that pink color! If you love almond extract or are wondering what to do with the rest of the vial, make this cake. Mine was actually done around the 30 minute mark. I remember about 3 years ago when Kinslee was just starting to read on her own, we got the Pinkalicious books from the library. That is the source of every single issue – from the burnt sides, center not cooking through, and while you’re at it pick up new baking soda and baking powder which may have contributed to the fallen center but I believe that is also due to a wobbly, cheap pan that is bouncing and shimmy’ing around so the batter never really can ‘grip’ the sides of the pan to rise properly. To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, cherry juice and almond extract in a small bowl. That’s how powdered sugar glazes work as you know, it’s never totally exact, and you use your judgment to get to the consistency that you want given your exact amount of liquid used. I”ve been baking quick breads in two pans for a long time now, because I find it impossible to get the center of the loaf baked through using the large size. Thanks for showing us your Creative Ways! Invest in a bread pan, even a $8-10 one from Walmart would be fine! However, both of my loafs fell…I was wondering if you have any tips to avoid this or what I might have done wrong? :). My grandma’s most-loved recipes are her banana bread and cranberry bread—out of this world! And I’m loving its nice shade of pink! So fun for Valentine’s Day as well. First, preheat your oven to 350, grease 2 loaf pans and set aside. I went back and made sure I had the oven set right, and used the right ingredients. It’s where I come up with 95% of my recipes! My grandma would be proud. I love your inspiration and determination behind this bread recipe. Batter will be very thick. In a bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. ok thanks, I don’t like almond extract so I was hoping to either omit it or replace it. Makes me feel so close to her when baking AND eating them. And the retro recipe with your memories of your grandmother- I love that. Wow this looks great! That’s so awesome you have a book! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story along with the recipe. This cake is so cute – almost too cute to eat (but I’d still devour it!). Thanks I added some mini chocolate chips to the batter. Wow!! And the pinkness – so stinking cute. Every bit was gone before I could get around to making the glaze. Came out absolutely delish! Oh I am so glad to hear it came out great for you and you’re happy! I haven’t tried it that way but it would probably work (and taste) great! Do you think this recipe would work with substituting applesauce for the oil? I love your recipes! 27 of 28 A recipe for gluten free Cherry Quick Bread or traditional cherry quick bread can be made in a loaf pan or in muffins tins. This makes a two-pound loaf. My gran made wonderful cherry bread and used margarine rather than oil. I will definitely try this recipe out, thank you for sharing it with us :). Thanks for the awesome compliments, Julie. Mine never wrote anything down! We had ice cream with it. 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