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Cherries and Cream Quick Bread

Categories: Breads

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The sweet cherries and glaze make this quick bread ideal for dessert or breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 lg. eggs
  • 2 tbsp. light olive oil
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 c. dried sour cherries
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. slivered almonds
  • glaze
  • 2 tbsp. confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. maraschino cherry liquid
  • 1/4 c. chocolate chips melted (to swirl on top of glaze)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, sugar, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and salt; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, egg, oil, sour cream and almond extract. Blend together lightly with whisk. Add cheese mixture to dry mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in dried cherries, chocolate chips and almonds.

Pour into greased loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3-inches), and bake at 350 F for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before turning loaf out onto rack.

For glaze, combine powdered sugar, almond extract and maraschino cherry liquid (add teaspoon or more of water if needed for consistency).

Top bread with almond glaze, swirl on melted chocolate and decorate with maraschino cherries.