Double Cherry Chocolate Cake

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Yield: 10" bundt-style cake

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If you're a fan of chocolate-covered cherries and chocolate-cherry ice cream, then this cake is for you. Deep-dark fudge cake studded with both dried and maraschino cherries isn't a dessert for the faint of heart. A light drizzle of icing or a dollop of freshly whipped cream sets the deep flavors off to perfection.

Double Cherry Chocolate Cake

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Yield: 10" bundt-style cake
Published: 05/16/2013

Ingredients

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  • This cake is wonderful as is, or dusted with confectioners' sugar. A simple vanilla confectioners' sugar glaze is tasty. Or serve with freshly whipped cream, which can help temper the richness of this deep, dark cake.

Directions

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1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan. Bundt cakes are notorious for sticking, so be sure to grease and flour well; skip the pan spray this time, using solid shortening and flour instead.

2) In a small bowl, combine the dried cherries and milk and set aside to steep for 10 minutes. Drain the cherries, reserving the milk.

3) Combine the butter, eggs, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla, cocoa, flour, and 1 cup of the reserved milk. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

4) Stop and scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, then add the remaining reserved milk and the cherry juice. Beat for another 2 minutes.

4) Add the two types of cherries, and the chocolate chips. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, or until well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

6) Bake the cake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a long cake tester comes out clean; a dry piece of spaghetti makes a great tester for large Bundt cakes. The top of the cake will develop cracks, which is normal. The cracks should look moist, but not overly wet.

7) Remove the cake from the oven and cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

Yield: One 10" bundt cake, about 20 servings.

Reviews

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  • star rating 01/18/2015
  • TyAZ from Phoenix, AZ
  • Wonderful cake recipe! Tastes great, is moist and doesn't last long in the house.
  • star rating 04/07/2014
  • Amy M. from Livermore, CA
  • This cake was delicious! I wish the cherry flavor was a little stronger but that is just a personal preference. It took about 55 minutes for mine to bake. I will be making this again!
  • star rating 12/01/2013
  • MV Trish from KAF Community
  • My husband, who does not have the sweet tooth I do, LOVES this cake. He has been having it for breakfast and quoting Bill Cosby... eggs, milk, fruit, etc. It is a lovely rich moist cake and has remained that way for 4 days just sitting on the counter. Only one small piece left. The only changes I made were adding 2-1/2 tbs of cake enhancer and substituting black cocoa for half the KAF AP cocoa.
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