Beat whole eggs until very light. Add sugar and beat again; add milk. Sift all dry ingredients, to which cherries can be added. Combine with first mixture and add melted fat. Beat well and pour into a well oiled bread pan.
Bake one hour in a moderate oven at 350 degrees.
Remove from pan about 3 minutes after taking from oven as steam will assist in removing from pan. Press around edges with knife also.