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Cherry Chocolate Cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting

Cherry Chocolate Cake

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This fantastic Cherry Chocolate Cake recipe is the classic combination of chocolate cake and juicy cherries, all surrounded by a cloud of Italian Meringue Buttercream Frosting.

Talk about decadence.

The cake is just chocolatey enough to balance, but not overpower, the fresh cherry filling. That’s important because you want to be able to taste and enjoy both flavors.

Add in the gorgeous Italian meringue buttercream that is flavored with kirsch and vanilla, and this is a Cherry Chocolate Cake to be remembered.

This divine Cherry Chocolate Cake is brought to you by Completely Delicious. Completely Delicious indeed.

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Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe
For the Cake:
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, not dutch processed
  • 1¼ cup hot water
  • 3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2⅔ cup cake flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup coffee, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces sweet cherries, pitted and sliced into small pieces
For the Cherry Filling
  • 1 pound sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • ½ cup kirsch liquor
  • ⅓ cup sugar
For the Cherry Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups (1 pound) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon kirsch liquor
  1. For the full recipe go here: Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe.



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