Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

Akansha Bansal
Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe
570 ratings.

Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe is from Scratch and has a new twist to the normal black forest cake we usually prepare. .Traditionally in a black forest cake, people do a buttercream  frosting along with cherry brandy on each of the layers but here we will give a twist.I will be glazing the cake with chocolate ganache and for the top, we will cover it with cherries and salted caramel to balance the sweetness in the chocolate. 

Perfect for the Holiday Season or for a Casual Weekend at Home.Serve the Chocolate Cherry Cake with some espresso or latte as an evening Tea Time Snack.  

Here are few more chocolate recipes which you can try. 

  1. Double Chocolate Coconut Fudge 
  2. Dark Chocolate Sandesh
  3. Dark Chocolate Mousse



Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

45 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

60 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 200 grams All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 50 grams Butter (Salted)
  • 3 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 80 ml Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 200 grams Sugar
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Fresh Cherries
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

  1.  To begin with the Chocolate Cherry Cake From Scratch recipe first, Cream together the butter(must be at room temperature) and granulated sugar, you can use a whisk or do this in a standing mixture.

  2. Now add eggs and milk to this mix and keep mixing till it looks all combined and become smooth. 

  3. Now in another bowl mix flour,baking powder,salt,cocoa powder making sure there are no lumps in the dry mix.

  4. To this dry mixture add the wet chocolate mixture and mix it slowly so that they combine well. DON’T over-mix else you will end up with a dense cake.

  5. Now take a cake pan lined with parchment paper and pour in the mix which should be of flowy consistency.

  6. Put the cake pan in the oven and bake at 350C for 15min, keep checking at regular intervals if this is your first time baking.

  7. Now for the chocolate ganache, in a heavy bottom pan boil the heavy cream and add the chocolate chips and leave it for 3 minutes. 

  8. Now whisk the cream thoroughly so that it becomes a smooth flowy paste and put it in the fridge for a smooth buttery texture

  9. For the caramel, add sugar in a pan with a teaspoon of butter and keep whisking it till it melts completely and turns into golden syrup, do this on low heat to avoid burning the caramel.

  10. Check the cake by inserting a toothpick, if it comes out clean it means the cake is cooked completely. 

  11. Slice the cake into layers if you wish you and cover the entire cake in ganache , top it with cherries. 

  12. Finally add golden strings of caramel by slowing drizzling in the caramel to the cherries and generously coating it.You can add confectionary/icing sugar also if you wish.

  13. Your chocolate Cherry Cake From the Scratch is ready to be served with some espresso. Perfect for the Holiday Season or for a Casual Weekend at Home as an evening Tea Time Snack.