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Grand Chocolate Cherry Cake recipe

A grand cake indeed! This chocolate cherrylayer cake has a sweet almond-flavored whipped cream fillingwith maraschino cherries.

Recipe: Grand Chocolate CherryCake

Cake:1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda2/3 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 (10-ounce) jars maraschino cherries, drained, rinsed and dried
Whipped Cream Filling:2 cups cold heavy or whipping cream1/2 cup powdered sugar1 teaspoon almond extract

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greaseand flour two 9-inch round layer pans; set aside.
  • For Cake: In a medium bowl combine flour,cocoa and baking soda; set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and sugar untilcreamy. Add eggs, almond extract and vanilla; beat until lightand fluffy.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixturealternately with the sour cream, beating well after each addition.Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; removefrom pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
  • Gently roll cherries between layers ofpaper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • For Whipped Cream Filling: In a largebowl, beat heavy cream, powdered sugar and almond extract untilstiff. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To Assemble: Place one layer, roundedside down, on serving plate; spread with 1/2-inch layer of whippedcream. Reserve 12 cherries; place remaining cherries over topto within 1-inch of edge. Place second layer, rounded side up,on top of cherries; spread with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate,covered, until serving time.
  • Just before serveing, garnish with reservedcherries. Refrigerate leftover cake.

    Makes 12 servings.

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    Also, instead of using the frosting recipe, I fold in dried cherries and chocolate chips to the batter, then bake, and serve the cake alone. NutritionPopup ?

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