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Monday, January 25, 2016

Sweet Cherry Bread Recipe

I love this time of the year because there are so many "little" holidays that allow me to get creative in the kitchen with some themed recipes.  Over the weekend I decided to make a sweet treat that looks and tastes like Valentine's Day and it was a hit with the whole family.  

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Sweet Cherry Bread

Free printable recipe here.

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Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries
Cream Cheese frosting - make your own or buy a canister
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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare bread baking pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix completely.

3.  In a medium mixing bowl combine oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.  Mix well.  

4.  Slowly pour oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. 


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5.  Drain cherries from jar, making sure to keep the cherry juice.  Pour juice into batter and mix well.  Hello pink batter!   Make sure to keep a few cherries and about 4 TBSP juice for frosting and topping. 

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6.  Rough chop the cherries and coat with about 3 TBSP flour, this will help those cherries from sinking in your batter. 

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7.  Fold in cherries to the bread batter.  

8.  Pour batter into bread pan.  

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9.  Bake cherry bread for 40-45 minutes.  

10.  Once baked completely, let cool.  

11.  Either make your frosting or open that canister you bought.  Add 4 TBSP to frosting and mix well.  Frost bread once completely cooled.  

12.  Top with a few cherries and sprinkles for extra decorations!

13.  Enjoy!!!

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This is a really sweet bread but such a treat for Valentine's Day.  Could be considered a cake because of the frosting.  One thought I had was not adding the frosting so it would be more like a breakfast bread to enjoy with some coffee or tea.  Either way, this bread is so moist and flavorful with the addition of the cherry juice and cherries.  Yummy!!  A must try that will have the whole family asking for more!  


What are your favorite Valentine's Day recipes?


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8 comments:

  1. I really love this incredible recipe to make Sweet Cherry Bread! It is so pretty and a really good dessert to have for Valentine's Day! I make my Valentine Bark every year, and my decorated sugar cookies!

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  2. I love the color of this bread, perfect for the Valentines Day breakfast. I have never cooked with cherry like this so this shall be fun.

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  3. I don't have a fav I'm thinking this could be it!! I love the ingredients and want to try it!!! and with cream cheese frosting, too!

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  4. This is so pretty and looks scrumptious! I wish I had some of this bread right now.

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  5. They look like cupcakes in disguise! Which is fine by me, I might be able to sneak them past the wife this way!

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  6. This looks so good, that I'm definitely going to try to make it for my family. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe

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  7. This looks so good! I bet my 5 year old would have fun making a pink cake with me.

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  8. My kids were just asking to bake today, and I have all these ingredients on hand. Looks like we will have a yummy valentines day treat tomorrow!

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