The Food of Love: Chocolate, Amaretto and Cherry Cake

The very look of this cake is enough to bring any man to his knees and to ask for your hand in marriage. 

It is the thing that love is made from. Delicious chocolate cherry cake mixed with Amaretto and filled full of cherry conserve and fresh whipped cream. 

cake served with love on the table

Don’t forget to present on your best china.

Chocolate, Amaretto and Cherry Cake delicious

You will need:

2 round 7″ sandwich tins

The Food of Love: Chocolate, Amaretto and Cherry Cake

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Sally Laker Course: DessertCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Medium
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

360

kcal

It is the thing that love is made from. Delicious chocolate cherry cake mixed with Amaretto and filled full of cherry conserve and fresh whipped cream. 

Ingredients

  • 6 oz self raising flour

  • 6 oz margarine

  • 6 oz caster sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 5 oz glace cherries

  • 2 tbsp chocolate powder

  • Amaretto liquor

  • For the filling and topping**
  • Half a pint of double cream

  • Cherry Conserve

  • Fresh Cherries

  • Chocolate ganache (optional)

Directions

  • Place your sugar and margarine in bowl and mix together until fluffy, add the egg and mix together until blended.
  • Sieve the flour and fold in.
  • Add the chocolate powder and fold in.
  • Halve the glace cherries and toss them in a little bit of self raising flour (this is to stop them sinking to the bottom of your cake mixture)
  • Add the cherries to the mixture and add a good glug of Amaretto and fold in.
  • Grease and line your two sandwich tins
  • Place half of the mixture in each tin and cook in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 20-30 minutes until done
  • Take out of the tins and leave to cool.baked cake slices
  • While the cake is cooling beat your double cream to make your whipped cream.
  • Put a small amount in a piping bag for decorating the top of the cake.
  • When cooled, spread the cherry conserve on one cake and the whipped cream on the other and sandwich together.
  • You can either sprinkle the top with icing sugar or chocolate powder or coat in ganache.
  • Pipe on some cream and place the cherries on top
  • You are now ready to serve.

Notes

  • You can also substitute the whipped cream for chocolate buttercream if you prefer. It will still have the desired effect.

You are now ready to serve.

served Chocolate, Amaretto and Cherry Cake

N.B Please remember this cake has fresh cream in and will need to be kept refrigerated if you have any left over.

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