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Chocolate Cherry Bread

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"My friend gave me this recipe 15 years ago and it has been a favorite ever since. We prefer sweet, as opposed to tart, dried cherries. You can also use dried cranberries."
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2 h 55 m servings 183
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 loaves)


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  1. Mix milk and yeast in a small bowl with a fork until frothy, about 5 minutes. Add egg, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1 cup flour. Beat for about 5 minutes. Add remaining 2 cups flour; mix until dough comes together.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead until dough is smooth and feels rubbery, about 10 minutes. Add additional flour if needed. Add chocolate chips and cherries; knead just until incorporated.
  3. Cover dough and let rise in a warm, humid area until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch down dough gently. Let rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough in half; shape into loaves. Transfer loaves to a greased baking sheet and let rise again, about 1 hour more.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until browned, 20 to 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you have a bread machine, follow its instructions for the manual setting.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 183 calories; 5 30.3 4.5 17 169 Full nutrition

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11.23.18 This was just so darn easy to make today using the KA stand mixer. As with most homemade bread, all you need is time. I used the beater blade and then when it came time to knead, put...

Made this today and it was sooo good! Will definitely keep this on a regular rotation. Only change was I added a handful of chopped walnuts. Highly recommend!