Homemade Chocolate Cake with Cherries

➡️ Looking for easy homemade chocolate cake recipes in 2023? On this webpage, you can learn how to make a cherry chocolate cake in 28 steps at home. Chocolate cake is one of the most loved types of cake and therefore there are many recipes, some of which are specially created for special events such as celebrating a birthday.

➡️ Of course, there are many confectioneries where you can order a cake, but usually it’s very expensive and the taste is not customized to your liking. With a homemade chocolate cake, things change radically: the cost is low and the taste will fully reflect your personality! My easy chocolate cake recipe helps you bake a homemade cake recipe with simple and tasty ingredients such as fresh cherries and chocolate.

➡️ Making a homemade chocolate cake isn’t a difficult task, even if it seems so at first glance. Just watch the baking video below and learn how to make a cherry chocolate cake from scratch using a yummy and easy homemade cake recipe!

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How to Make Homemade Chocolate Cake with Cherries from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make a homemade chocolate cake with cherries?

Cocoa Powder

1) 10 eggs
2) 1/2 tsp of fine salt
3) 10 tbsp of granulated sugar
4) 10 g/0.35 oz of baking powder (1 sachet)
5) 8 tbsp of cake flour
6) 2 tbsp of cocoa powder for the cake + 1 tbsp for the cream
7) 1 kg of fresh cherries or canned cherries
8) 400 g/14 oz of unsalted butter at room temperature
9) 100 g/3.5 oz of caster sugar for the cream + 150 g/5 oz for the syrup
10) 700 g/25 oz of chocolate cream from the store
11) 200 ml /7 fl oz of water
12) 1 tbsp of rum essence
13) 300 g/10 oz (20 pieces) of chocolate pralines (optional) for garnishing
14) 5 g/0.15 oz of cake gelee

How to make an easy chocolate cake recipe from scratch?

Homemade Chocolate Cake with Cherries

1) break eggs and separate the yolks and whites in different bowls, then put salt over whites and whip ingredients with the mixer while adding sugar gradually until all the sugar is dissolved completely
2) add egg yolks gradually while blending ingredients by hand
3) sieve the baking powder and flour and add them into the bowl
4) sieve and add cocoa powder to the bowl
5) mix ingredients gently by hand until you get a smooth cake dough
6) split the dough into 3 equal parts and place them into floured baking molds (use it 3 times if you have just one)
7) bake each dough quantity one by one in the preheated oven at 220 C/430 F for about 4-5 minutes or until the core is no more sticky, then wait to cool to room temperature
8) meanwhile, wash fresh cherries, drain the water, and remove the seeds (you can use canned cherries as well)
9) place butter at room temperature into a bowl, add over caster sugar, and blend ingredients by rubbing them by hand
10) add chocolate cream gradually into the bowl and mix the ingredients by hand
11) add cocoa powder and mix ingredients again until you get a smooth cream
12) pour water into a small bowl, add rum essence, and caster sugar, then combine ingredients well until the sugar is dissolved completely
13) place one of the sponge cakes on the platter, then make holes with the fork to enter better syrup
14) add about 1/3 of the syrup over the sponge cake for moistening it
15) add a thin layer of chocolate cream over the cake
16) add a layer of cherry halves over the chocolate cream layer, press them gently by hand to fix them into the cream
17) add the second sponge cake and make holes with the fork
18) add another third of the syrup all over the cake
19) add a thin layer of chocolate cream
20) add a layer of fresh cherries
21) add the last sponge cake and make holes in it
22) pour the rest of the syrup over the cake
23) spread the remaining chocolate cream over the top and edge to coat the cake entirely
24) place the cake in the fridge for about 2 hours to harden the cream
25) make a cherry layer on top of the cake
26) place chocolate pralines along the cake edge or garnish the cake in another way, as desired
27) prepare cake gelée as instructed on the package and brush the cherries with it to avoid oxidation
28) make shapes with a fork as desired on the homemade chocolate cake edge for an improved look or garnish it in a different way on your choice

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Final Notes for the Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe with Cherries

➡️ When summer approaches, cherries become the star of my homemade fresh fruit cake recipes. Fresh fruit cakes that I simply love include a homemade chocolate cake recipe with cherries. It’s a fantastic and decadent chocolate cake because I like to garnish it not only with fresh cherries but also with elegant chocolate pralines that give the cake a splendid look and an incredibly delicious taste!

➡️ Despite its elegant appearance, this cherry chocolate cake recipe will not pose problems to you, even if you are not the most experienced home cake baker. As a result, there aren’t many baking tips to share about my chocolate cherry cake recipe. However, there are two things I will emphasize.

➡️ First, I strongly recommend gradually incorporating the ingredients for the sponge cake, as described in the video, to get a very fluffy texture. Second, use good quality chocolate cream to make the cake cream. You can use any brand you want, but make sure it has a high chocolate content. As a result, your homemade chocolate cake will be simply fantastic and will surely impress your family and friends!

➡️ Enjoy the homemade chocolate cake recipe with cherries! For additional info, read more on birthday cake!

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