Chocolate Cherry Loaf

For this recipe, you’ll want to invest in a cherry pitter. The… best… gadget… this time of year. (I have an el cheapo plastic one, $5 at the local kitchen store.)
This works best with the red, bing cherries. Wear an apron!

Chocolate Cherry Loaf (adapted from Carol Gelles’ “1,000 Vegetarian Recipes”)

1/2 pound fresh cherries, stems removed, pitted and sliced in half
3/4 C white flour
1/4 C wheat flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 stick butter
2 eggs
4 ounces Trader Joe’s bitersweet chocolate, melted
1 t vanilla
3/4 C milk

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9″ tube pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate. Remove from heat and add the stick of butter (to soften it).
  3. Mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Add the vanilla, eggs, butter and chocolate. Stir in the cherries. Stir in the milk last.
  4. Spoon into th epan. Bake 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool and enjoy.

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Cherry Loaf”

  1. I agree with Terri….love the chocolate-cherry combination and thank you for the recipe. But, where do the cherries come in? Sorry for nitpicking! I enjoy your blog, thanks.

  2. Foo. I’ve corrected the missing (important) step of stirring in the cherries before the milk. Thanks for catching that.

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