I bought some delicious black cherries that are just coming into season. What goes well with black cherries, chocolate cake of course. Top this cake with loads of them and you will be the star of your Xmas lunch, weekend BBQ, office party, (fill in whatever event applies to you).
recipe from Women's Weekly Old Fashioned Favourites
125g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/2 cups caster sugar
1 1/3 cups SR flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup water
90g dark choc bits
1cup icing sugar
2 tbsp hot water
Add all ingredients into a medium bowl of an electric mixer and mix on a low speed until ingredients are combined. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix until the batter lightens slightly in colour, approx 3mins.
Pour batter into a cake tin lined with baking paper and bake in a 170c oven for approx 45mins to 1 hour or until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean. Turn out onto cooling rack. Be careful as this chocolate cake has a very delicate crumb.
Icing: Melt dark chocolate bits and butter in a small bowl. Whisk in icing sugar and hot water until the icing is smooth and spreadable. Spread onto cake then lick the bowl yourself...
Served best amongst 9 chocolate cake hungry mouths. Serves 12.