Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is so easy to make as you just put everything, except the cherries, in a bowl and mix it, adding the cherries last. It is so pretty and so good. It is nice with a cup of tea or for giving in a pretty little basket along with some tea. You could put a pretty tea cup in the basket, too. If you like fewer cherries, use the lesser amount; I like more so I use the whole jar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dump everything but the cherries in a mixing bowl and beat well, scrape, and mix again.
  2. Add the cherries and mix well.
  3. Put into a greased bread pan.
  4. 350 oven for 60-70 minutes still a tester comes out clean.
  5. Remove from pan and let cool.
  6. Store at least 8 hours before slicing.
  7. Note: To substitute soured milk for buttermilk, add vinegar to the whole milk and let sit for 5 minutes before adding to the bowl. This is what I use usually.


Most Helpful

This is almost too easy to make. I make exactly as written except we cold not wait 8 hours before cutting. My family was eating this almost right out of the oven. I found that this was not too sweet like some cakes. Thanks for the recipe.

Cilantro in Canada November 25, 2009

Fantastic this is so good, I made mine in mini loaf pans and they rose beautifully, I love the addition of the maraschino juice, thanks for another great recipe Mimi!

Kittencal@recipezazz November 24, 2009

Absolutely the best bread ever! I have already made this twice with rave reviews and am so excited to have found this recipe! I followed the recipe exactly except that I put in more cherries (a jar and a half) and it was so very delicious.....

TuesdaySusan January 21, 2012

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