How to make it

  • Combine 2 oounces of caster sugar with 2 ounces of water and bring to the boil
  • Remove from the heat and add the cherries and set aside to cool
  • When cool ,strain ,discard the liquid ,and coarsely chop the cherries
  • Preheat the oven to 280 F
  • Combine the butter ,cherries ,and chocolate in a large bowl ,stirring until well combined ,and set aside
  • Whisk the egg yolks ,all 16 , and 7 ounces sugar , in an electric mixer until thick and pale ,about 4-5 minutes
  • Then fold in the chocolate mixture and set aside
  • Now whisk the eggwhites in an electric mixer until frothy ,then with the motor running ,gradually add the remaining sugar in a continuous stream and whisk until soft peaks form ,about 3-4 minutes .
  • Fold the Dutch cocoa into the chocolate mixture carefully with a metal spoon
  • Stir the sour cream until smooth then fold into the chocolate mix
  • Now fold in the eggwhite to the mix as well
  • Pour into a 12 inch spring form tin , well lined with non-stick baking paper to prevent leaking .I use my cheese cake tin.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 mins then rotate the pan a half turn ,and cook a further 30 mins
  • Now check every 5 mins or so until the edges are set and the centre is still slightly fudgy ,about another 15 mins
  • Set aside to cool completely then release from the spring-form pan
  • Dust with cocoa ,optional ,and serve with Creme fraiche ,the slightly soured French cream -or normal cream if you wish .
  • A lot of work but a cake worthy of your best occasion ,and a very adult and rich flavour . Make a normal cake for the kids and eat this one yourself ! It will keep in a cool place for 4 days ,if it lasts that long

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  • annastasia 9 years ago
    Holy Moly!!!

    This sounds SINFULLY DELICIOUS!!!!
    Therefore....I *MUST* make it!!! :o)
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    juels ate it and said...
    Love sour cheeries and chocolate! This one is right up my alley! Sounds absolutely divine!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    chocolate and cherries was enough to get me to point but then I find out that it is also Gluten Free...WOOPIE...I'm dancing !!! great post...five forks....
    I added to the 101 Gluten Free Place...
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    oh so loverly!!! great post
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  • huxter 9 years ago
    Thank you for that ---I have used dried cranberries ,a fine substitute but not the intensity of flavour .Dried sour cherries can be hard to source in a rural area ,thanks be for the internet and mail order .
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    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    Cherries and chocolate were born to be together.. How delicious. You know there are quick and easy recipes that are wonderful and then those you have to work for: I love 'em all! And this one is really superb Hux. I flagged, saved and gave you 5 forks. Thank you

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  • mommyluvs2cook 9 years ago
    OMG this sounds soooo good!
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