• 6servings
  • 12minutes
  • 570calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B12, H, D
MineralsFluorine, Calcium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 25g butter , melted and cooled, plus extra butter for greasing

  2. 5 eggs

  3. 140g caster sugar

  4. 25g cocoa powder

  5. 100g self-raising flour

  6. 250g cherries

  7. 284ml pot double cream

  8. 4 tbsp kirsch

  9. 25g dark chocolate , grated

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter and line a 30 x 35cm (or thereabouts) Swiss roll tin. Using an electric hand-held beater, whisk the eggs and sugar until they are thick and pale and the mixture leaves a trail when the beaters are lifted. This will take about 5-6 mins.

  2. Sift the cocoa powder and flour over the mixture, then fold in using a large metal spoon. Drizzle over the butter, then fold this in, too. Pour the mixture into the tin and gently level and smooth out with a palette knife. Bake for 10-12 mins, until the cake feels firm to the touch and springs back when lightly pressed.

  3. Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and peel off the paper. Leave to cool. Meanwhile, select and reserve 6 cherries with stalks (to decorate), then stone the remainder. Whip the cream until it just holds its shape.

  4. Cut 12 rounds from the cake using a 7-8cm cutter or a glass, then sprinkle each with a tsp of kirsch. Set 6 cakes on a large plate or stand, spread with cream, then arrange the stoned cherries on top. Top with a second circle of sponge. Spread with the rest of the cream, sprinkle with chocolate, then set a cherry on each cake and serve.


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