Valentine’s Day Recipe: Classic Cherry Bread

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Classic Cherry Bread

Classic Cherry Bread

You guys, I have been craving something sweet like no one’s business lately! So when maraschino cherries were on sale at my local grocery store I knew what would help me with that craving. With Valentine’s Day coming up I wanted to make a yummy snack that would make a fabulous recipe to celebrate the holiday so I decided to make Classic Cherry Bread. If you have a love for something sweet and a taste for cherries, then this recipe is for you! 

Here is how to make this Classic Cherry Bread Recipe:

You Will Need:

  • 1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, olive, etc)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries
  • Cream Cheese icing

cherry bread recipe

First, preheat your oven to 350, grease 2 loaf pans and set aside. Drain your cherries, reserving the juice. Give your cherries a rough chop and coat them in about 2 tsp flour. (This will prevent your cherries from sinking).


Next, combine your flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl and stir together. In another bowl add your eggs, extract, oil, and cherry juice (reserve about 2 tsp of the juice for your icing) and mix well. Combine your wet and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well. Your batter will be thick, and It’s supposed to be, don’t over mix it!

bread4Then, fold your cherries into your batter and mix. Pour your batter into your greased loaf pans, bake at 350 for around 40 minutes. Check them after 30.


Next, add in your reserved cherry juice to a cream cheese icing (you can make your own or just buy some!) and melt. Pour your icing over your cake (after it has cooled!) and serve!


There you have it. In about an hours time you can prep and bake a Delicious Valentine’s Day Recipe everyone is sure to enjoy!

3 ingredient cookie

Also try this 3 ingredient Easy Cool Whip cookies which is also perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Looking for Valentine’s day gifts kids can make? Check out this Love Sock heating pads or this Valentine’s day picture frame.

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  1. Brenda Cammarata says

    I will not tell you how many years I’ve been looking for this exact recipe. I made it as a teenager and lost the recipe. All the other recipes I found were not the same. I guess I just kept missing this one while searching. Thank you so much for posting.

  2. Maureen says

    Could you tell me the measurement on the cherry juice to go into the batter, please. I get maraschino cherries in much larger containers, so I’m okay with “guestimating” the amount of chopped cherries, but the liquid in the batter is much more critical. Thank you!

  3. Cindy Lawyer says

    Somebody is trippin’ with this recipe, or else there is a typo. I tried this exactly as written and the amount of batter in each pan barely covered the bottom. (Was I supposed to use mini pans?? This wasn’t specified…) And when it came out of the oven, it was just about 1″ high. A total flop. Disappointing, too — I wanted it for a special treat at church on Valentine’s Day. I haven’t given up on it, however — I plan to make it again, doubling everything. I have a feeling that it will work much better this time! By the way, the flavor was very nice! Now, if it just didn’t resemble biscotti when sliced…

    • Traci says

      Ok so I made this bread the other day. I put it into two bread pans and thought wow it barely covers the bottom. I put them in the oven anyway. I then started to read the comments, Cindy is a riot, then after 10 minutes of cooking I got the pans out of the oven. I then poured one into the other and continued to cook the bread for a full 45 minutes. I iced the bread per instructions. The bread was so delicious!

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