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Sour cherry chocolate cake

Sour Cherry Chocolate Cake

Preparation:20 minutes
Baking:30 minutes
Total:50 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
This sour cherry chocolate cake is just the best combination of a moist, fine crumb sponge, with chocolate chunks and tart sour cherries and it's easy to make.


  • 300 g sour cherries (200 g pitted )
  • 80 g butter (melted, plus more for greasing)
  • 170 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 2 medium eggs (100g total)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp of vanilla paste
  • 100 g plain flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 50 g dark or milk chocolate


  • Sour cherries: Weigh the sour cherries and mix in 50 g of the brown sugar. Set aside.
  • Grease or line a 20 cm cake tin with baking paper.
  • Preheat the oven 180°C fan / 400°F / Gas 6.
  • Cake mix: In a large bowl, beat the butter and the remaining sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Mix in the ground almonds and vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Now add the baking powder, salt and flour. Mix until combined.
  • Chop the chocolate into small chunks and add to the batter along with half of the sour cherries. Gently stir until they are evenly distributed.
  • Spread the mixture into the cake tin and smooth the surface even.
  • Scatter over the remaining sour cherries.
    Sour cherry chocolate cake
  • Baking: Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cooled, remove from the tin and dust with icing sugar to serve.
KEYWORDS cake recipes, cherry recipes, chocolate recipes