Vanilla-Cherry Nut Bread

90 20 servings, 1 piece (76 g) each
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20 servings, 1 piece (76 g) each

How do you turn a boxed cake mix into a festive treat for 5 lucky recipients? You follow our Vanilla-Cherry Nut Bread recipe! These mini cakes are perfect for holiday gift-giving.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Reserve 5 cherry halves. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to reserved juice to measure 1 cup. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, oil and juice in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add pineapple, remaining cherries and nuts; mix just until blended.
  • Pour into 5 foil mini loaf pans sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 40 to 45 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese, milk and icing sugar in small bowl with mixer until blended; drizzle over loaves. Garnish with reserved cherry halves.

How to Store

Wrap cooled unglazed loaves tightly. Store up to 3 days at room temperature, or up to 3 months in freezer.

Hummingbird Mini Loaves

Prepare as directed, substituting 1 cup mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3) for the cherries and adding 1 tsp. ground cinnamon to the cake batter before pouring into the prepared pans.


  • 20 servings, 1 piece (76 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings, 1 piece (76 g) each
Calories 240
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • donnarose_3000 |

    I just made this cake, I had 2 problems with it. 1)All the cherries sunk to the bottom of the cake, how can I stop this? 2) The cake was way to moist, I couldn't cut it, it fell apart, I didn't have to add any water to the pineapple juice as the juice made 1c. Should I go less on the juice if by how much? Other than that I loved it, want to make again for Christmas.