Bing Cherry Loaf

Saturday, August 13, 2016
One of my favorite fruits of summer is Bing Cherries and this loaf is one of the best cake-style quick bread I ever had.

It's actually hard for me to make this cake when I just about devour every cherry in the bag from the farmers market when in season.

Of course, if you're not a fan of this fruit, you can choose another, peaches diced, apples, berries, or another you like work fine in this versatile batter.

This recipe is a basic butter-style cake-like quick bread that is super moist and addicting, you just can't stop eating it.

You can adapt it any way you like but this is our number 1 favorite summer muffins along with Best Mango Muffins.

Just remember to read the tips and suggestions before getting started to make your perfect summer loaf!

We also love Summer Style Berry Muffins plus my delicious roundup post on The Best Quick Bread and Muffin recipes for you to check out.

The sweetness of the cherries and the tender texture smells fabulous while baking!

Scroll down to the printable recipe card to get this in your ovens today.

this is a delicious tender moist quick bread made with bing cherries and baked in a loaf shaped pan. It is cut open to show all the dark bing cherries inside. This is a sweet cake like quick bread

Natures Seasonal Fruit!

Cherries are in season for just a short time so take advantage of this delicious fruit.

I buy several pounds, then cut them up, pit them and freeze them so I can make these loaves all year long!

The loaves also freeze well if you make several. This recipe also makes great muffins!

This batter is great in mini loaf pans, donut pans, muffins and perfect for a quick breakfast when camping or traveling on trips.

this is a batter to make a delicious tender moist quick bread made with bing cherries and baked in a loaf shaped pan. It is cut open to show all the dark bing cherries inside. This is a sweet cake like quick bread


  • Use another fruit you prefer, peaches, apples, pineapple, berries or any kind work great also
  • Chocolate chips, dried fruits, white chocolate, coconut, macadamia nuts or another kind you prefer can be added with the fruit
  • This batter can be used in muffin tins or a cake pan and adjust the baking time
  • Use an electric mixer, for creaming the butter and sugar, then only stir in the rest of the ingredients and fold in whatever fruit you use
  • Always test the middle with a toothpick, baking times vary on ovens, and correct temperatures
  • For easy removal in any pan line it with parchment paper

this is a delicious tender moist quick bread made with bing cherries and baked in a loaf shaped pan. It is cut open to show all the dark bing cherries inside. This is a sweet cake like quick bread

Tools You Will Need

  1. Measuring Cups and Spoons
  2. Citrus grater
  3. Cherry pitter
  4. Knife
  5. Spatula
  6. Bowl
  7. Parchment paper
  8. Loaf bread pan

this is the batter in a bowl for bing cherry quick bread or muffins

Ingredients You Will Need For This Recipe

Scroll down to the recipe card for exact printable measurements

  • pitted bing fresh cherries sliced
  • softened butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • lemon juice
  • milk
  • baking powder
  • flour
  • freshly grated orange or lemon peel
  • salt
  • Optional Glaze after Baking:
  • sugar
  • lemon juice

Check Out Some Of My Other Favorite Quick Recipes:

Sour Cream Coffee Cake Cupcakes

Guinness Beer Bread Muffins

Chocolate or Regular Zucchini Bread Recipes

Banana Sour Cream Streusel Bars

fresh bing cherries in a glass bowl

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Simple and Quick Bread Recipes

During the summer months, camping, picnic, trips to the beach quick breads are always the first snack I think of to make

You might remember recently I made a Blueberry Lemon Loaf recipe?

The kids and adults always love a sweet snack and as I mentioned on long road trips, they are perfect for that morning pick me up to get you going.

Don't forget you can add dried fruits, or any berries, diced fruits or a combination or some of my other suggestions above to make a energy packed tasty loaf.

Our family are huge fans of Bing Cherries and if you are too, this is going to be your new favorite recipe to add to your baking collection.

Bing Cherry Loaf

Bing Cherry Loaf

Yield: 1
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 1 hourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
A delicious summer treat using fresh dark sweet bing cherries to make a sweet tender loaf quick bread style cake or muffins.


  • 1 cup pitted bing fresh cherries sliced
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange or lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional Glaze after Baking:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Mix together set aside


  1. Heavily grease a loaf pan and I would also use nonstick cooking spray and flour or line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, butter together for a few minutes. 
  4. Add the milk, eggs, lemon juice till blended.
  5. At a little at a time, add the flour, salt, baking powder, and peel to this wet mixture until blended. 
  6. Fold in the cherries.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until the middle is firm using the toothpick method.
  8. Cool 3 or 4 minutes and invert onto a cooling rack or wax paper before adding the optional lemon sugar glaze topping.
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Strawberry Skillet Shortcake

Strawberry Cream Pie

Cannoli Pie

Strawberry Biscuits

this is a batter to make a delicious tender moist quick bread made with bing cherries and baked in a loaf shaped pan. It is cut open to show all the dark bing cherries inside. This is a sweet cake like quick bread

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  1. You have 1/2 c milk in the recipe, but don't show how to add it? Can you please clarify?

    1. yes the wet ingredients is to be combined with the dry...its in the first part of the recipe

  2. The glaze seems to contain suage. I think you meant sugar.

  3. Dear Claudia, your cake looks so light and moist! This is a perfect dessert for the summer with all the cherries in season. I wish I could enjoy a slice with you over coffee. XO

  4. I made some cherry frozen yogurt over the weekend and have just enough cherries left to make this! Perfect!!

  5. This looks delicious! I love how pretty it turned out.

  6. Claudia, this bread is absolutely delicious looking! So moist and amazing!! I am drooling over this cherry loaf!

  7. This looks delicious! I prefer cherries mixed into other things, so this is just perfect to me!

  8. The loaf looks so moist and delicious! I can't wait to give it a try.

  9. This bread reminds me of a moist pound cake. It looks terrific. Both of my parents love cherries so I know they'd enjoy this for a treat.

  10. Your recipe looks so soft and moist, very gorgeous! I love bing cherries, its a pity I can't find any farms here in Florida with them.

  11. Bing cherries are awesome! Your cake looks so perfectly moist and delicious! :)

  12. Oh my! This loaf looks so ultra moist! It's hard to imagine! I love cherries! This is perfect timing because the cherries are peak season right now!

  13. Are bing cherries the same as sour cherries? I know these are available for short period of time. This recipe looks and sound fantastic.

    1. no bing are burgundy in color and super sweet. They are my favorite beside Rainier Cherries which are the yellow ones and I would use those also in this recipe.

  14. This is a great recipe. Followed the recipe as written and made no changes. Very good. Next time I would add more cherries. Will make it again soon. Thank you for this great bread!


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