Chocolate Cherry Cake
|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|
|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.|
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.