Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 55 mins

From Rachael Ray.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Grease a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the whole cherries and the sugar. Using a potato masher, crush the cherries. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool. Whisk in the sour cream and eggs. Stir in the flour mixture.
  3. Fold the chopped cherries into the batter. Gradually stir in the butter. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, then bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
Most Helpful

Gotta add vanilla and almond extract.

Deborah M. February 12, 2015

This is a super moist bread. . .that's for sure! With all the cherries in the bread, I was slightly disappointed that there wasn't more flavor in the bread. Next time, I am going to add some dried tart cherries and some chocolate chips to see if that fixes it! UPDATE: I just made this again and tried adding 1/4 cup tart dried cherries and 1/4 cup chocolate chips. While the dried cherries did help with the cherry flavor, my review at a 4 stands true. Made for photo tag. Thanks Boomie!!

JanuaryBride December 23, 2009

As with Sam, I doubled this recipe right off (after all chocolate & cherries together!) & now that the 2nd one is frozen, I'm on the lookout for a great cherry sauce that I can serve with it! Very easy to make, & OUTSTANDING TASTE, too! Definitely a keeper here! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders tag]

Sydney Mike October 11, 2009