This is a very quick, easy bread, and is also very moist.

Advertisement

Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.

    Advertisement
  • Mix together cake mix, eggs, oil, water, pudding mix, sour cream, cherries, and food coloring. Pour into prepared pans. In a small bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle tops of loaves with mixture.

  • Bake for 45 minutes. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

172.3 calories; 2.3 g protein; 23.7 g carbohydrates; 35.6 mg cholesterol; 217.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (50)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
I read pretty much all the reviews and decided to make it anyway. I added an extra box of pudding mix. The mixture was kind of thick but worked out well. I read how this wasn't very flavorful and too cake like. That's why I added the extra pudding. Everyone loved it. I also didn't add the cherries, food coloring, cinnamon, or sugar. Instead I mixed brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pistachios and layered it between and on top of the bread mixture and swirled it through with a knife. Came out great. Read More
(60)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2002
This recipe was just ok. It sounded much better than it actually was...I usually love desserts w/ pistatchio pudding mix. Read More
(3)
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
I read pretty much all the reviews and decided to make it anyway. I added an extra box of pudding mix. The mixture was kind of thick but worked out well. I read how this wasn't very flavorful and too cake like. That's why I added the extra pudding. Everyone loved it. I also didn't add the cherries, food coloring, cinnamon, or sugar. Instead I mixed brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pistachios and layered it between and on top of the bread mixture and swirled it through with a knife. Came out great. Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2005
I read pretty much all the reviews and decided to make it anyway. I added an extra box of pudding mix. The mixture was kind of thick but worked out well. I read how this wasn't very flavorful and too cake like. That's why I added the extra pudding. Everyone loved it. I also didn't add the cherries, food coloring, cinnamon, or sugar. Instead I mixed brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pistachios and layered it between and on top of the bread mixture and swirled it through with a knife. Came out great. Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2002
I would say this tasted very cake like. I didn't use any green coloring (it was still green due to the pudding coloring) or the cherries and liked the flavor. I also used low fat sour cream. Read More
(27)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2004
Deeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!!!!! so moist and colorful I just loved it and so did everyone who tasted it. I added an extra 1/2 cup chopped marraschino cherries to the mix. After that I made a cheese & cherry frosting with an 8oz. package of cream cheese 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup margarine softened it all up beat it until well incorporated and then added 1/2 cup pureed marraschino cherries it made a beautiful soft pink frosting topped with some more cherries and VOILA!!! the flavor mix was great thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe. Moshi Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2002
Excellent. I added whole pistachio nuts to the batter and topped the bread with finely chopped pistachios with the cinnamon sugar. This will be a big seller at our Church's Bake Sale this spring! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
YUM! This was so good! Everyone raved about it. I liked it the best when I cut a slice and toasted it..You have to try this! Read More
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2002
This bread is divine! I have made it many times and every time I am asked for the recipe. It is SO good. I am not a fan of marschino cherries so I left them out. I also dusted the bottom of the pan with the cinnamon/sugar mixture. You HAVE to try this bread. It is SO good. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2005
I made this exactly by the recipe. Is is very good and would be great to make for St. Patrick's day. If I were making it for Christmas I would probably add more cherries just for the contrast. We don't care for overly sweet treats so this was perfect for our taste. It reminds me of a pound cake and would probably be good served with fresh fruit. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2002
This recipe was just ok. It sounded much better than it actually was...I usually love desserts w/ pistatchio pudding mix. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
Very tasty... It was the hit of our brunch. People went back for seconds thirds and fourths. I omitted the cherries and food coloring and made a streusel topping which was wonderful. It is more of a cake than a bread but who cares it's fabulous. Read More
(2)