How to Make Springtime Cherry Bread
On this episode of Autumn Becomes Me Vlog, I'm going to show you how to make Springtime Cherry Bread! One of my favorite springtime flowers is cherry blossoms and what better way to commemorate spring than with some springtime cherry bread.
This springtime cherry bread is pink, with little pieces of maraschino cherries throughout. The sweet pink cherry-flavored frosting that goes on top pulls it all together. You can have this springtime cherry bread for dessert or breakfast. I hope you enjoy this springtime cherry bread recipe, and it is a fun addition to your seasonal celebrations!
Cherry Bread Recipe:
Ingredients for the bread:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable or melted coconut oil)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract ( You can use vanilla if you want as well but I think Almond tastes better)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (10oz) jars of maraschino cherries
Ingredients for the Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1.) Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9"x5" loaf pan with cooking spray, and then dust with flour.
2.) In a bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg, and almond extract.
3.) In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients of the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients (or the opposite way as I did in the video) and stir until just combined. Be sure not to over-mix or your bread will be tough.
4.) Drain the maraschino cherries into a small bowl, reserving the juice for the glaze. Coarsely chop the cherries in a food processor or with a knife. Gently fold the cherries into the batter using a spatula.
5.) Pour the bread batter into the prepared pan and Bake for 50-55 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean (no batter is stuck to it) However if it does have batter cover it with foil so that it doesn't further brown and bake for another 10 minutes testing with a toothpick each time.
6.) Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely. You can even put it in the freezer for a few minutes if you're in a hurry. DO NOT glaze the bread until it's completely cool, or it will melt and absorb the glaze.
7.) To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, cherry juice, and almond extract in a small bowl. Whisk until it is smooth. Spread on top of your cool bread and serve. You can store it in the fridge and it freezes well too though I don't know for how long because I brought mine to work and it was gone by the end of the day!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and that it brings a little "springtime" into your home. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel if you haven't already. I do tons of fun things all over New England and I post recipes regularly as well. Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you have a lovely rest of your day! -Heather Autumn