Date Sugar Dried Cherry and Walnut Loaf

Date Sugar Dried Cherry and Walnut Loaf


  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (roughly)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 7/8 cup boiling water
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup date sugar (use brown if you do not have date)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 eggs


Preheat oven to 350F.
Lightly grease a loaf pan, approximately 8 ½ x 4 ½  x 2 inches with butter.
Mix the cherries, walnuts baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Then stir in the boiling water and the butter. Let sit for 20 minutes.
Sift the sugar and flour together into a small  bowl. Lightly whisk the vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour and sugar into the egg mixture in 3 additions. Fold in the cherry and nut mixture, making sure the ingredients are well combined. The final mixture will be thick.
Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour. Check with a knife or wooden skewer after about 50 minutes. Don’t worry if a little piece of the cherries and some moisture stick to the tester. It’s better to take it out early then risk overcooking the loaf.
Take out of the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

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