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01.01.2003 -dessert - chocolate

Chocolate cake with cherries

« A delicious cake that makes a perfect dessert for a festive meal. A cake that is rich in chocolate with cherries throughout and will make a great effect when served in thin slices. » 
Type Dessert - cake - chocolate - cherries- pastrychocolate cake
Level of difficulty easy
Preparation time Preparation (day before): 20 minutes – Cooking: 5 minutes – Refrigeration: 24 h
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Serves 6:


  • 1 cake mold that holds about 1 quart (1liter)


  • Drain cherries and set aside juice.
  • Melt small pieces of chocolate over bain-marie and gradually add butter cut in small pieces. Constantly stir to mix well. Keep warm.
  • Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise and put it in a saucepan with milk and cocoa powder.
  • Bring to a boil and remove from heat to let it infuse.
  • Beat egg yolks with sugar in a saucepan.
  • Gradually add hot milk – cocoa mixture while constantly beating.
  • Heat mixture over low heat while stirring constantly, without boiling, until mixture has the consistency of cream.
  • Remove cream from heat and let it cool until just warm.
  • Then gradually add melted chocolate and cherry juice to the cream, while whipping with a whisk. Let the mixture cool and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Pour a quarter of the refrigerated chocolate cream into the cake mold. Add one third of the cherries evenly over the surface of the cream.
  • Repeat operation, finish by adding the last quarter of chocolate cream.
  • Smooth the surface with a spatula and refrigerate cake for 24 hours.
  • Before serving, unmold the cake on a platter (dip the mold in hat water for a few moments to make unmolding easier).
  • Cut the cake into fine slices and serve one or two slices on each plate.


Accompany this delicious cake with strong vanilla-flavored custard or warm vanilla pudding.

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