Chocolate cherry cake - recipe

Chocolate cherry cake

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  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.

  2. 2

    Place chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Melt, then cool and stir in ground almonds and flour.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 200g Plain chocolate (70% cocoa) broken into pieces
    • 125g Butter (unsalted) cubed
    • 50g Almonds (ground)
    • 100g Self-raising white flour
  3. 3

    In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes, then fold the egg mixture into the chocolate.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 125g Unrefined golden caster sugar
  4. 4

    Spoon the cake batter into the tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until set but slightly soft in the centre.

  5. 5

    Remove from the oven, allow to cook in the tin then transfer to a wire rack. Spread with warm cherry jam and top with fresh cherries.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 2 tbsp Jam cherry
    • Cherries halved

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