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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this recipe

Cherries and Cream Quick Bread

Yield: Makes one 9x5x3-inch pan


  • 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


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


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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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?