This spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe with frosted cherries will not disappoint. The cake is chocolate with chocolate ganache and some snowed cherries. Yum
Spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe
Now that the Holidays are in full swing, I want to take advantage of the momentum by baking show stopper desserts. This spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe with frosted cherries will not disappoint. The cake is chocolate with chocolate ganache and it’s decorated with these beautiful “snowed” in cherries to create the “wow factor”.
This spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe with frosted cherries will not disappoint. The cake is chocolate with chocolate ganache and it’s decorated with these beautiful “snowed” in cherries to create the “wow factor”.
Imagine serving this beauty at a party. It will surely be a hit! Not only they will love the chocolaty taste but also the beautiful cherries that are in season. I served it last night at my Thanksgiving dinner and everybody loved it, even the kids.
The sheen of the ganache is absolutely spectacular and it goes on the cake super silky. The cake has a more brownie like texture than regular cake. It’s fudgier with a deep taste. Absolutely delicious!
I personally can’t take credit for this Chocolate Cake Recipe. A few years ago, my aunt gave it to me because it was the one that my grandmother used to make, I remember she decorated it hers with silver dragees.
I decided to add my personal touches to the recipe to make it more modern. It turned out spectacular. It’s been a long since I ate it and it was as if I was right at my grandmother’s house again (she died when I was very young).
This Chocolate Cake Recipe is a tad different than the ones you are used to seeing. The fudgy texture comes from the use of only egg yolks instead of the whole egg.
The Ganache requires a little elbow grease. You have to stir for quite a while, BUT it is totally worth it, AND at least you are burning off some of the calories that you will ingest.
I hope you will try this spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe and let me know how it comes out. The cherries are the icing on the cake.
Spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 1 cup of Unsalted Butter ( 2 sticks) at room temperature
- 2 Cups of Sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
- 7 oz of Semi-Sweet Chocolate broken into pieces
- 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup of Milk
- 1/2 Ts . of Salt
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
- Nonstick Spray
- 1 Cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 oz Can of Condensed Milk 14
- 1/2 Cup Stick of butter 1/4
For Cherry Toping
- 20 Cherries with stem
- 1 Egg White
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar
Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F.
In the mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Mix for 3-5 minutes
Melt the chocolate and milk together in a small pot over medium heat. Stir until combined and let it cool
In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt
Add the vanilla and egg yolks to the butter mixture gradually with the mixer on medium speed
Pour half of the chocolate to the butter mixture, alternating with the flour.
Grease 2x 8" pans with nonstick spray
Divide cake dough into the pans and bake for 20-25 minutes
Remove from oven en let them them cool in the cake pans for 10 minutes. Unmold and let the cool on a baking rack
On a double boiler, melt the chocolate and condensed milk. Add the butter and keep stirring until mixture thickens. It can take about 15- 20 minutes approximately.
It is better to pour it on the cake while hot
Place one layer of cake and pour the some of the hot ganache
Place the second layer of cake on top
Pour the rest of the hot ganache so it covers the sides.
Place cake in the fridge to set
In a little bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy
In another bowl pour the sugar
Dip each cherry in the egg whites and then in the sugar until coated
Place the dipped cherries on top of the cake in a pyramid fashion