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Quick Cherry Bread

Maraschino Cherry Bread is a quick and easy bread recipe but has all of the flavors of an old-fashioned dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry bread with glaze, maraschino cherry bread recipe, quick bread recipe
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 16- ounce jar of maraschino cherries chopped (reserve the juice)


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar & egg until combined. Add buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and almond extract and mix until just combined.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Gently mix until combined.
  • Fold in chopped cherries until evenly distributed.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


  • Whisk the powdered sugar, cherry juice, and milk together until thoroughly combined.
  • Drizzle over the cooled bread and serve.


  • Use a knife or small food processor to chop the cherries.
  • Rotate the bread pan halfway through baking, to ensure the loaf browns evenly. If it's browning too quickly, loosely cover the loaf with a piece of foil and continue baking until done.
  • Double the glaze recipe if you prefer a thicker glaze.
  • The glaze is optional but recommended.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg