Ingredients

How to make it

  • Make the genoise:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom and side of 9-inch round baking pan. Line with parchment or waxed paper.
  • Sift together cake flour, cornstarch and cocoa.
  • Beat together whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt in heatproof bowl, using hand-held electric mixer at medium speed. Place bowl over pan of simmering water and continue beating until the mixture is lukewarm, about 100°F. Remove from water. Increase speed to high and beat until mixture is cooled and increased in volume, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Sift dry ingredients over egg mixture in three additions, gently folding with a rubber spatula. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touched with finger. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen edge with knife and invert cake onto a rack. Carefully remove paper. Place another rack on cake and invert again. Cool completely.
  • Make the chocolate filling:
  • Heat heavy cream in saucepan to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and let stand 30 seconds. Whisk in butter until smooth.
  • Make the Raspberry Bavarian:
  • Combine cherries and sugar in a saucepan. Heat to a boil and simmer 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into bowl. Cool to room temperature and process in the food processor. Combine 1/3 cup of the reserved syrup and gelatin in heatproof cup and let stand 5 minutes. Place over a saucepan with simmering water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Whisk into cherry purée.
  • Beat heavy cream in bowl until soft peaks form, using electric mixer at high speed. Fold whipped cream into cherry mixture.
  • Assembly:
  • Cut genoise horizontally into two equal layers. Place one layer in bottom of 9-inch springform pan, cut side up. Brush with 2 tbsp of the reserved cherry syrup. Whisk cooled chocolate filling to lighten it and spread half of filling over cake. Top with half of the cherry Bavarian. Top with other cake layer, cut side down. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate until mixture sets, about 2 hours.
  • To serve: Run a small knife between dessert and pan. Remove side of springform pan. Press chocolate shavings around sides and sprinkle 8 portions over the top Arrange cherries over each portion and one in the center
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Your Chocolate Cherry Bavarian is
    like a dream come true every flavor I ever dreamed of is here in this spectacular cake.
    I added it to my new group Shortcut and Tips as a prime example of what great step by steps and directions look like.

    Five forks and a smile:)
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    Good evening Ahmed, This cake is fit for the palate of a king. I could just taste the cake as I was reading the recipe. You did a very good job. You deserve my 5. Have a very good night...Cheryl
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  • magali777 6 years ago
    just yummy and beautiful, that color is so in, not counting the great impact it has, and the delicate flavour, just my style Ahmed, thanks again
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Yummy! However hard I would try, my cake would never come out looking so scrumptious!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Just, DIVINE!!!! Wow...
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    I have to agree with GG, so all i will say is....
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
    Mumtaz
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    Ditto to what Vickie said, Ahmed! :) Awesome! :)
    Take care...Have a great day! :)
    ~Melinda
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    You rock, my friend - I love your recipes! Such a wondrous presentation - always...

    Smiles,
    ~Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Ahmed--I am running out of adjectives to describe how wonderful your desserts are so I'll just say wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowowow!!!!
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  • cholena 6 years ago
    Wow Ahmed , nice pink : )
    I have tried chocolate torte before and the one with the nuts . But first time with cherries / berries . Im a huge fan of the latter .
    And thx for dat website link . Would love to check it out soon......
    Your cake got a great rugged look with a professional touch . Deserves a 5 . I can very well imagine how it will taste too ..... : )
    Speaking from my experience , it wouldn't have been so ez with the chocolate shavings on the sides haha ...... Have a great day , friend !!!
    P.S. Thx for all ur lovely comments . Really appreciate it - Cholena N.
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  • conner909 6 years ago
    Ah...Ahmed! This is a beauty! Thanks for the post and pix!
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  • jo_jo_ba 6 years ago
    Be still my beating heart!! This looks absolutely fantastic!!!
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  • ambauer 6 years ago
    Very beautiful! And tasty looking, now I'm hungry!
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    wow!!!!!loved it.so nice pict&colour combo....excellent work....great cake.
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    kudos!
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