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Cherry Bread: the colorful, delicious recipe to enjoy a glazed cherry bread

Total time: 75 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 10 people
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Ingredients
Granulated sugar
3/4 cup
Milk
1/2 cup
Oil
1/2 cup
Large egg
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Vanilla Extract
1 tsp
All-purpose flour
2 cups
Baking powder
2 tsp
Salt
1/4 tsp
maraschino cherries
2 jars
for the glaze
Powdered sugar
2 cups
Melted butter
2 tbsp
maraschino cherry juice
1/3 cup
Almond extract
1/2 tsp

Love pink? Then you’ll love this colorful Maraschino Cherry Bread with its pink glaze. This is an easy quick bread recipe made with cherries and a cherry and almond glaze to top it off. It’s sweet and packed with cherry flavor. The texture is soft with bits of cherries throughout.

The glaze is easy to make, and you simply mix together the ingredients to combine it. Serve it as a teatime treat, or as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream. This pink cherry bread will be a hit at any birthday party, baby shower, or bachelorette party. Little girls will love this colorful, tasty bread!

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Cherry Bread Ingredients

Sugar – use granulated sugar for the bread.

Powdered sugar – use the powdered sugar for the glaze, don’t substitute with granulated sugar.

Milk – use full-fat milk.

Extract – vanilla is used for the bread, and almond extract for the glaze; you can also use almond extract for the bread.

Maraschino cherries – don’t use other types of cherries. Make sure to use a cherry brand with red dye, otherwise your cherry bread won’t be as pink. If you cannot find a brand that contains dye, you can add pink food coloring.

How To Make Cherry Bread

Whisk together the sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

Drain the cherries, but reserve 1/3 cup juice which you will use for the glaze. Chop the cherries and add them to the batter. Bake until cooked through and allow to cool.

How To Make The Glaze For Maraschino Cherry Bread

Make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, melted butter, cherry juice, and almond extract in a small bowl.

Once the bread is cool, drizzle the glaze on top of the bread.

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Tips

Try any of the following tasty additions: chopped pecans, white chocolate chips (or chocolate pieces) to the batter.

You can also top the glaze with any of the following: white vermicelli, slivered almonds.

How To Store Maraschino Cherry Bread

Store the bread in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can You Freeze Cherry Bread?

You can freeze the unglazed cherry bread. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw at room temperature before serving.

Instructions

In a medium bowl, beat together the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla.

In a smaller bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

Drain the cherries, reserving 1/3 cup juice for the glaze. Chop the cherries in a food processor and add them into the batter.

Mix.

Pour the batter into a pound tin.

Bake at 350°F/180°C for 50-55 minutes. Let it cool completely.

To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, cherry juice, and almond extract in a small bowl. Mix until combined. Once the bread is cool, drizzle the glaze on top of the bread.

Notes

Do not overmix the batter—it’s fine if there are visible lumps in the batter.

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