Cherry Loaf To Cheer You Up!

“This is a wonderful loaf that tastes better than that which is store bought! The baking time could be anywhere between 1 hour to 1 3/4 hours, so be around to check this to see if its done once an hour is up! This can be frozen, but remember to thaw before serving. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
YIELD:
1 awesome cherry loaf we love
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash and dry the cherries and toss them in a little flour in a bowl.
  2. Line and grease a 1kg loaf tin.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, one at a time, using an electric mixer on slow, then medium and gradually on high speed, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add sugar and cream well.
  5. Then, mix in the margarine, alternating with the flour.
  6. Add essence and mix well.
  7. Then, toss in the cherries and mix once again.
  8. Spoon the prepared cherry loaf mixture into the greased and lined loaf tin evenly.
  9. Scatter the crushed sugar, if using, on top.
  10. Bake this in the centre of a moderate oven at 160C or gas-mark 3 for 1 3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
  11. Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  12. Slice and serve.

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