Cherries and Cream Quick Bread

I’m all about dressing up simple desserts. And a quick glaze with some maraschino cherries can turn any dessert into a show-stopper. I love this quick bread for its flavor and texture.

Cherries and Cream Quick Bread with Bakers Royale

While the recipe calls for dried sour cherries, don’t worry if you can’t find any. This recipe is highly adaptable, so use any dried fruit to your preference—to stay seasonal, use dried cranberries. Of course, I also went and added mini chocolate chips and ½ cup of silvered almonds—see what I mean about it being highly adaptable?

Cherries and Cream Quick Bread by Bakers Royale

Now, who’s ready for the holidays? I have dessert down, Christmas meal down, now I’m just counting down the days—because to be a total cliché—it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The adapted recipe is below (with the add-ins), but hit the link here to Clabber Girl’s site for the full recipe. Quick note: If you decide to use the add-ins, fold them into the batter at the end

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Cherries and Cream Quick Bread

Yield: Makes one 9x5x3-inch pan

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup dried sour cherries
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup silvered almonds

Glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

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17 Responses to “Cherries and Cream Quick Bread”

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — December 9, 2013 @ 3:43 am

    Really lovely. The combination of mix in and texture reminds me of easier fruit cake. Eveen though this is iced, I think a slice of this toasted would be real treat too

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    Skye — December 9, 2013 @ 3:50 am

    Oh my – that icing!!! So very pretty! How do you get it to marble like that?

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    Holly Waterfall — December 9, 2013 @ 4:23 am

    These photos are absolutely stunning!! And of course, the cake itself looks delicious!

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    Anna — December 9, 2013 @ 4:37 am

    Can I make this in a bread machine ? Thx

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    Jenny Flake — December 9, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    Such a tempting quick bread!! Love!!

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    Asha@fsk — December 9, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    This is a really rich bread! I have not seen cream cheese used much in a quick bread. Does it make for a denser crumb? Like a pound cake?

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — December 9, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    So Pretty! And it sounds fabulous.

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    Heather - Chickabug — December 9, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    I love anything with cherries on top! : )

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — December 9, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    This is a GREAT recipe! I love that it is pretty easy and can be customized!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — December 9, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    That looks so good! Love the cherries on top!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 9, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    what a gorgeous looking bread! the cherries on top just make the bread so bright and cheerful!

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    eve — December 9, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    and another recipe from your site that I really need to try out. Thanks :)

    http://melandeve.com

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    Eileen — December 9, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    Ooh, this bread sounds lovely! And lucky me–I just so happen to have a stash of dried sour cherries in the freezer. :)

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    DessertForTwo — December 9, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Stunning, as always :)

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    Heather Christo — December 9, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    This is down right jaw dropping Naomi!

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    Tieghan — December 9, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    So pretty! I love the additions of the chocolate chips!

    Oh and I could not agree more. It is the most wonderful time of year!

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    Trisha — December 10, 2013 @ 4:08 am

    Classic! love the cherries x

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