Cherry Almond Teacakes (Great for Gift-Giving)

Are you looking for something different to give away in your Christmas baskets this year?  I tried this bread last night and my family loves it.  I think it would be a great addition to Christmas gifts. 

This year I am going to be doing a homemade Christmas to further deepen our family's tradition of the season.  My children are going to be getting mostly homemade items and so will some of our friends and neighbors.  I know my neighbors look forward to my homemade treats each year. 

Cherry Almond Teacakes

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter softened
3  eggs
3/4 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup amaretto liqueur* -or- 1/3 cup milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped, well-drained


3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons melted
1/3 cup sliced almonds

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 5 (5 3/4x3-inch) mini loaf pans; set aside.
Combine 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup butter in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add milk. Beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; continue beating just until flour is moistened. Gently stir in amaretto liqueur and cherries. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans.

Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes in pans; remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.


  1. Yum, this sounds really good. Is the second ingredient listed butter?

  2. Yes, it is BUTTER! I fixed it in the post. I should re-read my posts a little closer. Sorry for the mishap!

  3. This recipe sounds lovely! I am sure everyone would love it!

    Just found you through exposure 99% weekday hop

  4. Yum, I need to try this! I am blog hopping & following you from 99% weekday hop. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

  5. This bread makes me wish I wasn't allergic to nuts! It looks truly scrumptious and we do love cherries around here...