Fragrant chocolate & cherry cake

Classic combination of flavors is perfectly implemented here. Please your taste buds!
zhabcka
Recipe by:

zhabcka

Fragrant chocolate & cherry cake

Ingredients

The batter
flour
160g
5.60oz
0.64cup
10.72tbsp
cocoa
30g
1.05oz
2tbsp
sugar
180g
6.30oz
0.72cup
12tbsp
vegetable oil
60ml
1.98fl oz
4tbsp
milk
100ml
3.30fl oz
0.40cup
6.70tbsp
eggs
250g
8.75oz
1cup
16.75tbsp
baking powder
10g
0.35oz
0.67tbsp
salt
2g
0.07oz
0.13tbsp
The cream
cream cheese
400g
14oz
1.60cup
26.80tbsp
whipping cream
250g
8.45fl oz
vanilla powdered sugar
70g
2.45oz
0.28cup
4.69tbsp
Cherry filling
cherries
300g
10.50oz
1.20cup
20tbsp
sugar
70g
2.45oz
0.28cup
4.69tbsp
starch
20g
0.70oz
1.34tbsp
cold water
100ml
3.30fl oz
0.40cup
6.70tbsp
Chocolate frosting
whipping cream
200g
6.76fl oz
bitter chocolate
200g
7oz
0.80cup
13.40tbsp

Method

The batter

  • Beat the eggs with sugar until fluffy. Pour milk and butter in a thin stream. Separately mix flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. In 3-4 stages, add dry ingredients to liquid ones, and mix.
  • Take a 20cm ring, tighten the bottom with foil. Pour out the dough, smooth. Gently knock the ring on the table a couple of times.
  • Bake in the oven preheated to 356F (180C), until a dry toothpick, for about an hour or a little longer. You need to focus on the oven.
  • Cool the finished sponge cake on a wire rack, wrap in cling film, and put in the fridge. Then cut.

The cream

Grind powdered sugar and cream cheese using a spatula. Add the cream, and beat everything.

Chocolate frosting

  • Pour hot cream over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate dissolves.
  • When the mass cools slightly, cover it with cling film and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  • Then beat with a blender to the desired consistency.

Cherry filling

  • Defrost cherries, add sugar, bring to a boil. Drain 60ml of liquid (add 1-2 tablespoons of rum to it, and use it later for soaking and).
  • Combine starch and water, pour into cherries, mix and boil for 1-2 minutes. Cool it.

Cake assembly

You better use a ring for assembling the cake.

  • Lightly brush each cake layer with a cherry-rum soaking.
  • Grease each cake layer lightly with cheese cream, forming a side. Fill the middle with cherry filling, and lightly grease with cream (literally 0.5 cm) on top.
  • Cover the top layer with clingfilm, and refrigerate the cake for 4-6 hours.
  • Remove from the ring, apply chocolate frosting, and decorate as desired.