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Chocolate Cake with Cherry and Mascarpone Cream


Photo: Life’s A Feast


A divinely rich chocolate cake with cherry.

This chocolate pound cake highlights why chocolate is so often paired with cherry. It has a silky, smooth, dense texture and is spiked with sweet, juicy cherries.

For swoon inducing flavours, try and make this cake at least a day ahead. The extra time means that the flavours and textures intensify even further making every bite of this cake pure heaven.

The Mascarpone Whipped Cream is a perfect accompaniment, with or without the cherry liqueur kirsch.

A note on kirsch. Kirsch is made by fermenting whole cherries, including their stones. Unlike cherry liqueurs and so-called “cherry brandies,” kirsch is not sweet but rather has a refined taste with subtle flavors of cherry and a slight bitter-almond taste that derives from the stones.

This indulgent Chocolate Cake with Cherry recipe is from the very talented Life’s A Feast.

More chocolate cake with cherries? Take a look at this intense chocolate cherry cake. It’s simply amazing, as are the rest of the cakes in the Cherry Cake Collection.

Chocolate Cake with Cherry Recipe
For the cake:
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs instant espresso powder
  • 3 sticks (1 ½ cups, 345 g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup kirsch, juice from jarred cherries or coffee (for a coffee-chocolate version)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup drained jarred cherries, if desired, and extra for serving
For the Mascarpone Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup (250 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 – 2 Tbs kirsch to taste, optional
  • 1 – 2 Tbs confectioner’s/powdered sugar, to taste
  • 2 Tbs mascarpone, softened to room temperature
  1. For the full recipe go here: Chocolate Cake with Cherry.

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