Chocolate Cherry Cake

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Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
2
hr.
25
min.
Servings

Makes 12 to 16 servings.

This luscious Chocolate Cherry Cake is made with cherries soaked in brandy or orange juice and topped with a rich chocolate glaze.

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  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl combine dried cherries and brandy. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power (high) 45 seconds; set aside. Combine chocolate and margarine or butter. Micro-cook on high 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • 2. In a medium bowl beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed about 5 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. Beat in chocolate mixture, milk, and vanilla. Beat in flour. Stir in undrained cherries and nuts.
  • 3. Pour into a greased and floured 8-inch springform pan or 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pan; place on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, allowing 45 to 50 minutes for the springform pan or 35 to 40 minutes for the 9-inch pan. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely.
  • 4. Spread 1/4 cup Chocolate Glaze evenly over top and sides of cake. Chill for 10 minutes. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining glaze. Chill until set. Let stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with fresh cherries. Makes 12 to 16 servings.
Please use alcohol responsibly.

Chocolate Glaze

In a glass measure combine 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, cut up, and 2 tablespoons margarine or butter; micro-cook on high 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring twice.

Servings

  • Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 12 to 16 servings.
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 323
% Daily Value
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 54mg
Sodium 87mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fiber 2g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 9 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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