Hi Thassia! I just want to put it on the table and look at it :), This cake is so gorgeous, Beth! 1/4 cup Cherries. If you’re looking for something just a little bit different, this chocolate drip cherry cake is a delicious one to try. They think we have a power and our specialties are perfect every time we made them. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. You’ll need 1/2 cup cherry puree. This will help seal the cherries into the buttercream and prevent the juice from seeping into the cake. Thank you!! 1 Cherries. They are  french griottes its a more sour type of cherrie that’s been soaked in his own juice.  And I definitely bought a cherry pitter and have yet to use it..ha.  I use a pitter. I’m not a cherry expert but they were a deep red color, perhaps bing cherries? Thanks, Gwendolyn, Will be making this for my husband’s birthday! After all of the powdered sugar is combined, add in your heavy whipping cream and cherry juice. I’m throwing a party today and decided to make this cake. It would be totally worth it for a slice of this cake though :). We use salted butter to cut the sweetness a bit. Let stand until set. Get it? I’m not even sure what sour cherries are, so I am not sure! The First Year Fresh Cherry Cake with Chocolate Ganache. Add one cup of water into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute. Chocolate Sponge Cake with Dark & White Chocolate Ganache - I went to a local cafe and they were serving this cake called Chocolate Indulgent. Try to get the buttercream as even as possible around the cake. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/7281/chocolate-cherry-cake-i Love the fresh cherries. Did you make the recipe as written and then split it into two 8 inch pans? After the cake is cut, keep in an airtight container, stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. That is a great way to describe it Medha! Making ganache for a drip cake is easier than you may think. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the eggs, milk, oil, cherry juice, and vanilla extract. I need to let you know this is my most requested cake – friends, family and FB. Waiting on the cake to cool to frost.  Thanks for giving us updates. Allow the mixture to stand for 1-2 minutes. https://www.luckyleaf.com/recipe/chocolate-cherry-cake-rum-ganache Do you have any other unique ways to pit a cherry? Black? In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and fine sea salt. The recipe clearly states that the recipe I provided makes ONE cake layer, that way you can decide if you want one, two, three, or eight! **If the ganache is too hot it will melt the buttercream. originally published August 24, 2015 — last updated February 19, 2020 (He loves cherries!) Every day you succeed in making me SO HUNGRY. I’m going to make it for my Birthday. Fold: Fold in cherry pie filling and stir until combined. So pretty! I guess I thought there wasn’t another way to pit a cherry unless I had a cherry pitter. Onto the third step, frost the cake. Once the ganache is room temperature, use a spoon to drizzle the ganache around the sides of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.  And so pretty. Then, use cherry buttercream frosting to piper a border on … I absolutely love chocolate and cherries–this cake looks heavenly! After you bake the cake layers, which I HIGHLY recommend using a homemade bake even strip during the baking process, and after you whip up the buttercream, the next step is to fill the cake. Laura, I think you made my night. I don’t have it all put together just yet. It also took double the recommended time to bake. Fourth step – garnish. You just want it to slightly give when you touch it. This will give you a “whipped” texture to your frosting. 1 Chocolate chips, Mini. I love fresh cherries and the combination with chocolate is perfection. Allow the cake to cool completely on a cooling rack. The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Lightly coat three 8-inch round baking pans with vegetable cooking spray … Our secret is to use cake release (. Many computers are programmed to reduce fractions into one space area. I think it would be awesome with a chocolate cake! When the cakes are completely cool, start making your frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add sour cream, oil and eggs. I have no idea why the cake recipe will only make one 6 inch cake ….. so I assumed that I should triple the recipe for a 3 layer cake…   however the frosting is enough to frost a 3 layer cake so DO NOT TRIPLE THE FROSTING RECIPE….not the best laid plans..recipe is all over the place! Place the cherries in a blender and puree until smooth. Cover dried cherries with warm water and set aside so they soften and plump. Loved it! Please comment! On top of it taking forever it stains everything from the cutting board, to my hands, and usually my shirt gets hit with some juice too. The cake mix is based on a chocolate cake from Myra Kornfeld’s brilliant book, The Voluptuous Vegan. Your email address will not be published. get the secrets behind our most popular cakes via email. Remove parchment circle and slide cake onto the bottom layer. ;), wow, I really like your recipe, I just have a question: why do you left egg yolk in this recipe? I usually just cut the cherry in half and then dig out the pit from one of those sides. I will keep you posted on how I go :). Once cool, remove the parchment paper round from the bottom of the cake. We used 3 6″ round cake pans. Add in your sifted powdered sugar one cup at a time. After all of the powdered sugar is combined, add in your heavy whipping cream and cherry juice. Once the chocolate ganache is room temperature, use a spoon to drizzle the ganache around the edges of the cake, allowing it to naturally drizzle down the sides. The party is tomorrow. I’m sorry! I checked to make sure I didn’t miss any ingredients.Â. Here you’ll find indulgent desserts, quick and easy desserts to feed a crowd, plus healthier desserts to satisfy any craving! Hahaaa!! I am so excited to make this elegant cake for the men in my life! You can make 2 8″ round layers if you’d like but you’ll have to adjust the baking time. The chocolate … Hi Peggy! Microwave for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is mostly melted. I left out the egg yolk so the cake would be white, not discolored yellow by the yolk. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease three 6” cake pans with shortening, then dust the pans with flour. But how big that cake in the photo looks I find it hard to believe that that recipe made each layer. What do you think I’m doing wrong? I got pretty irritated and had to go back to the store mid making and I did not still have enough for 3 layers.  But it was totally worth it for this cake – SO GOOD! baking? Can I use the same amount of ingredients or how much more should I add? Awww thank you Ashley! Hi Kim! We'd love to hear your thoughts. 1 1/2 Egg whites. This cake is the best! March 2020. Thank you! // And hate them for the same reasons! I am totally making this cake for Father’s Day and trying out the piping tip pitting idea. To cover the cake with chocolate ganache set a cooling rack or a bowl over a baking sheet and set the cake on top. This cake looks absolutely gorgeous .. To ensure even baking, place a bake even strip around the pan. Or, is the chilling only to set the buttercream? This cake is small but tall layer cake. The cherry filling pairs well with the chocolate and nuts, adding a burst of tangy sweet flavour. And you’re right, Beth, about the cherry pitter. **There is enough frosting to make some swirls on the top of the cake. That’s probably the reason why you didn’t have enough ganache. I don’t know why, but it seems like a cool party trick! Let me know how it goes! Has anyone used maraschino cherries from a jar? https://www.onesweetmess.com/2013/04/03/chocolate-cherry-coke-cake The recipe as written is for one 6 inch cake. get the secrets behind our top FIVE cakes! Note, ganache thickens upon standing. So then I have to make another layer for the second pan and again I triple it and it only makes 1 layer. Stir the chocolate between each interval until all is melted. Evenly place chopped cherries on top of the buttercream. I’m in Brazil, so I need to make some substitutions. Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips. Pour the cooled ganache onto the chilled cake and push to the edges to allow the ganache to drip over. Here are the parts: Today we’re sharing all the detail on how to make this chocolate cake! Thanks!  You listed “1 & 1/2 egg whites”  – do you mean 1 1/2 cups of egg whites? Add an even coat of buttercream on the sides and top of the cake. Any problems, do a quick search on google for any instructions. I’m picking up 18 lbs of fresh cherries tomorrow with my Bountiful Basket. I bake all my kids birthday cakes. I only really have time to decorate it the day of so wondering if you think I can make the cake part the day before and store them in the fridge? Once the edges have ganache, now go back and fill in the middle, adding more ganache and using a spoon to spread it smooth. My mom uses a pencil with the eraser removed to put them. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, greek yogurt, oil and eggs and … I want to make sure the ingredients are as clear as possible so readers don’t just quickly glance and read the wrong number :), Seeing the confusion on the recipe stated is per layer as the print version does not state per layer. Get the secrets behind our FIVE most popular cakes! Once the chocolate cake is out of the oven, make the chocolate ganache frosting. Refrigerated. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Just LOVE it!! This cake tastes best a day after it’s made, when the chocolate cake has had time to absorb the cherry flavor, so it’s a good make-ahead cake… Watch the cakes closely through the oven door with the light on. In a medium bowl pour hot cream over bittersweet chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. This cake has a chocolate cake base very similar to our dark chocolate cake recipe. Begin to add the powdered sugar, about 1-2 cups at a time, mixing by hand first, then with the electric mixer. Do your best to measure out half of an egg white. This cake is stunning. Frost your cake with a generous layer of the cherry buttercream and decorate as you wish. I’m sorry there was a bit of confusion for you. Hi Vanessa! Once the ganache is room temperature, use a spoon to drizzle the ganache around the sides of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. This will take about 2-3 minutes and the butter should be almost white in appearance. Thanks. I was browsing youtube for creative ways to pit a cherry and there are a ton of ideas! Hi Diana! It is only after reading website version that clears up the mystery.Â, Hi Nancy! Get the fabric really wet, then squeeze out the dripping water but do not squeeze it too dry. Don’t open the oven until your cakes *look* done or the cakes may fall in the center. Use fresh cherries when available, and save some to garnish the top. Cherry Chocolate Cake is real chocolate heaven! I must have cake on my brain :), Absolutely gorgeous!! One question, though. So I tried that cake recipe hoping for a 3 layer cake and I poured it into my first cake pan, an average and standard sized 9 in pan, and was shocked to realize it only made 1 layer?! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease three 6” cake pans with shortening, then … The exact time will depend on the baking pan types and sizes you use. Scrape the batter into the prepared cake pan, using a spatula to evenly spread it out. I’m an amateur baker and was wondering how much more flour, egg whites, sugar, sour cream , baking powder and butter would I need  for a 9 inch cake . Secure the fabric around the pan with a safety pin. Allow the ganache to come to room temperature before adding it to the cake. We recently shared a tutorial on how to bake a cake and later this week we’ll be sharing a tutorial on how to make buttercream. Find all our recipes 👇🏻👇🏻. Pour over cake, allowing some to drape down the sides. I didn’t have 6 inch so I used two 8 inch. I’ve seen the bottle/chopstick trick before, but I have yet to try it. It works best if you use shortening to grease the pans. Ryan has a more creative technique. I was just wondering if you’ve ever tried this flavor buttercream with a chocolate cake. Spoon the ganache onto the top of the cake, then push the ganache to the edge of the cake so it slightly drips over the edge. 85 Comments. Spread ganache over cake. I mean, can I skip it?Â. I think this cake looks delicious and would love to try it for my husbands birthday! What a gorgeous cake! Whisk 1 egg white and only use about half of it :). Gradually add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, do not dump it in, rather take spoonfuls of the flour mixture and gently shake it over the wet ingredients, as if you were sifting in the flour.  I have no clue how to divide an egg white-LOL! Let’s hope it’s as awesome as yours. Optional toppings: chocolate shavings, frosting swirls, maraschino cherries. Continue adding powdered sugar until the frosting tastes good and isn't too wet. LOL. Can you tell me what I did wrong besides the wrong cake pan sized?Â. They aren’t pitted, just whole fresh cherries. Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Add in the sour cream and vanilla extract, mix until smooth. However I absolutely love them and I love them even more all over this beautiful cake! Mix until combined. Fold in the mixture until no flour remains. I don’t have a pitter either, I just use a chopstick, but not the bottle, that is new to me and I have to say, I am going to try it.Â. Heat the heavy cream in the microwave until just starting to boil, then pour over the chocolate chips. Once the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Put buttercream on top of the first layer and spread it as even as possible with an offset spatula. I like to use “2 & 1/2 cups” because I think it’s easier to read then “2 1/2 cups”. It’s easiest to start off with more frosting on the cake and remove some as needed.  This was the best recipe I have tried in a long time. Allow the ganache to sit until it cools and thickens slightly. Pingback: 40+ of the BEST Cake Recipes - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons, Hi this is gorgeous! Hi Beth, It looks amazing! This cake looks so gorgeous .. I’m going to try baking this tomorrow. Thanks for reporting back Melissa!!! Here are some I found: A paper clip – undo the paper clip so you have an s-shape and use the larger end to cut a circle around the pit, entering where the stem is. https://www.mycakeschool.com/recipes/cherry-cake-a-scratch-recipe If you put the hot ganache on the cake it will melt the frosting. Pour the … Garnish with fresh cherries, if available, and place in the fridge until ready to serve. 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