Cherry Tea Bread


  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sweet cherries in juice
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Sift the 2 cups flour (set aside reserved 1/4 cup for cherries), baking powder, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl.
  • In a second bowl, toss the cherries with the reserved 1/4 cup flour.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter until it is light and fluffy; add the Sue Bee® honey and sugar gradually, beating the mixture until it is very light.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time.
  • With mixer at lowest speed, add the flour mixture.
  • Fold the floured cherries into the batter.
  • Turn the batter into a buttered and floured loaf pan, approximately 9 x 5 x 3 inches.
  • Bake the bread in the center of the oven for 1 hour.
  • Cool the loaf for 15 minutes in the pan; unmold the bread on a rack to cool completely.
  • Wrap the cherry bread loaf in plastic wrap and keep for a day before serving for best flavor.
Categories: Breads Eggs Recipes
Sue Bee Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Sue Bee® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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