Chocolate Cherry Loaf

This chocolatey quick bread earned me a Blue Ribbon at this year's county fair. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cherry Loaf

1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 - 10oz. bags frozen pitted cherries, thawed, 1 bag drained and coarsely chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3 large eggs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.

In a medium saucepan, combine the whole cherries and the sugar. Using a potato masher, crush the cherries. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool.

Whisk in the sour cream and eggs. Stir in the flour mixture.

Fold the chopped cherries into the batter. Gradually stir in the butter. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, then bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

Linked to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty & Bedlam.

1 comment:

retdairyqueen said...

Oh my mouth is watering Looks absolutely delicious