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Cherry Almond Cola Bread

A delicious quick bread flavored with coke, almonds and maraschino cherries. Topped with a sweet cherry glaze for extra sweetness.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 416kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cola-flavored beverage
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, reserve juice, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds


  • 2 tablespoons reserved cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon cola-flavored beverage
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees and spray a 9X5-inch bread pan with cooking spray with flour.
  • In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl several times.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • With the mixer on medium-low speed add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the mixing bowl.
  • Once flour is mixed in add 1/2 of the cola, followed by another 1/3 of flour mixture.
  • Add in remaining cola and then remaining flour. Once batter is an even consistency, turn mixer off and stir in almond extract.
  • Toss cherries with 2 tablespoons of flour and stir into batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan . Top with almonds and bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into bread comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan 10 minutes and remove from pan to cool completely.
  • Whisk together cherry juice, 1 tablespoon cola, and powdered sugar. Spoon over bread.


Calories: 416kcal