Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 375g plain flour

  2. 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

  3. 1 teaspoon salt

  4. 400g caster sugar

  5. 2 eggs

  6. 60g cooking chocolate, melted

  7. 250ml beer

  8. 175g buttermilk

  9. 60ml cherry juice

  10. 250g cherries, stones removed and halved

  11. 120g chopped walnuts

  12. 150g butter

  13. 1 egg

  14. 110g cooking chocolate, melted

  15. 500g icing sugar, sifted

  16. 3 tablespoons milk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm cake tin, or two 23cm round tins. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream 150g butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and melted chocolate. Add flour mixture alternately with beer, buttermilk and cherry juice. Mix until smooth, then fold in cherries and chopped nuts. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.

  3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean.

  4. To make icing: in a large bowl, combine 150g butter, 1 egg, 110g melted chocolate, icing sugar and milk. Beat until smooth. Spread on top of cooled cake.


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