Chocolate Cherry Cake

an 8 inch, 3 layered cake Conversion Chart Print

Ingredients

3 layers of old fashioned chocolate cake
3 cups of fresh or canned cherries, if using canned cherries then drain them. I used 400 grams of canned cherries for filling
2 tablespoons of rum
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of cornstarch or cornflour

Preparation

1. Bake 3 layers of old fashioned chocolate cake.
2. To prepare cherry filling - place cherries and rum in a thick bottom sauce pot. Whisk sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and then add to the cherries. Cook over low flame, till cherries come to a boil and thickens. If you are suing fresh cherries, then you need to cook them till fruit is tender. Allow to cool completely. You may need to add ¼ cup of water or cherry syrup if the sauce is too thick while cooking.
3. Assemble and decorate as per your choice.

Notes

Bake 3 layers of old fashioned chocolate cake from here.

Recipe for cherry filling adapted from here.

Assemble and decorate as per your choice, I spread a thick layer of whipped cream and topped with another generous helping of cherry filling on each layer. For the final topping, I spread a thin layer of ganache and then placed several fresh cherries with chocolate shavings and curls.