As much as it pains me to turn my oven on in the summer, giving off unnecessary heat when the goal is to keep the house cool, I just can’t stop baking for months. I ask myself who could? I guess as a food blogger the thought astonishes me and as I write this I’m shaking my head and thinking, “nope, it can’t be done”. Lucky for both you and me that I feel this way, because out of the heat rises the most amazing Chocolate Cherry Loaf.
I’m a big fan of loaves! Not because they’re moist, tender, buttery, filled with nuts or chocolate, it’s because they’re simple, versatile and generally quite easy to prepare. I also like the ability to cut the loaf into thick slices, wrap individually and grab and go right from the freezer. My husband Mark calls them “loafcicles” and sometimes can’t wait long enough to let it thaw completely before munching away. You could say he’s got a bit of a sweet tooth. That makes this Chocolate Cherry Loaf right up his alley. It’s a little indulgent with cream cheese, chunky cherry sauce and chocolate chips, and a small slice is all you need to battle that sweet craving. You’ll find Chocolate Cherry Loaf a yummy change from banana or lemon and worth turning your oven on for. Enjoy!