I’m so glad everyone liked it! Me too! Combine and set aside. Love the look of this. Follow me on: Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin, Twitter, Your email address will not be published. In a large mixing bowl, combine Dulce de Leche, cherries, cognac or rum and melted butter. Weigh out 1 lb of fresh Northwest cherries. Just be careful when cutting off the top part of the cake sponge. This Drunken Cherry Cake has been one of my most favorite childhood desserts. How sweet is this cake? This Drunken Cherry cake is anything but ordinary. Your email address will not be published. Thank you for amazing review . Using a potato peeler shave chocolate going from top to bottom (like you would peel a potato) on a chocolate bar. Add sponge pieces into the cream and mix them in until just combined (try to keep the sponge pieces not mashed). Is there any other fruit i can use in lieu of cherries? This was all part of the OXO 10lb cherry challenge (you’ve probably seen my sneak peeks on Instagram). You are more than welcome! continue to beat 1 more minute. It is really hard to have self control around this cake. Support the sides of the cake as you press the filling in. Let me know how it goes. I hope you didn’t have any crazy reaction with your cherry allergy. 2 lbs. Ahem. Traditionally, people have soaked cherries in liquor, but the name also comes from the style of the cake: the muddled-up sponge design. 1/8 tsp fine sea salt, 4 cups (1 lb) fresh pitted cherries Oh wow,you Miss.Creative!what a great idea.My kids don’t like cherries in cakes,so that’s awesome idea.I will need to try it out for sure.Thanks for your comment and feedback. I don’t think that it will make a big difference, but I haven’t tested my self. You only need one chocolate cake sponge for this recipe. Also how many days in advance can I make this cake ? Can i use frozen cherries instead of fresh? Struggling with self control right now, it’s that good! Thanks Julia. I was very disappointed to say the least. Decorate to your heart's delight and serve to the people you love. I'm a former meat-eater turned vegan. I made it! Yes you can use thawed drained frozen cherries and I used Philadelphia in the frosting. I have not tried brandy in this recipe, but I think it would work well. Can I use rum or vodka instead kahula/ or its gonna taste different? I’ll definitely do that. Hi Vicki. Enjoy! Could I substitute the forementioned frosting for just whipped cream? Preparation. Using the cake crumbs you removed from the cake shell, blend into the chocolate buttercream mixture. Yes, it’s unusual and very special to me. Yes, it is still ok to use it. Would you advise adding more cocoa to the batter? I don’t know what happened. I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Use a bit of melted chocolate piped onto the top in the shape of twigs to create a pretty presentation. You can still use thawed frozen cherries or cherries in a very light (watery) syrup. What a sweet age . That looks amazing! Would I ruin the cake if I add one third cup of whole wheat flour and a cup of all purpose flour instead of just all purpose flour? Hope this helps . I think the frosting would still work with less sugar. Beat heavy cream just until it thickens. I really like decoration on your cake how did you do The red snowy balls? I made the chocolate sponge with only 1.5 cups of sugar and it still held great shape. Wow! June 22, 2017 By: Lani Paul Comments. Sift 3/4 cup cocoa powder and 2 cups of flour together. Yes they will work fine, just thaw in the fridge first . I tried making this cake and when I was baking it dough started to overflow and inside the cake wouldn't get baked, I tripled checked the recipe and everything seems correct, any ideas what could have gone wrong ? Looks so delicious and with kahlua too? I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I love and have made so many of your recipes but this one needs a makeover big time. 1 cup of milk makes it too liquid. Hi! This was my first time attempting a layer cake and I had one layer fall apart completely. Refrigerate for 2 hours or more. Do you mean the sour ones? I made it and it was really really good. Wow Valya! Or if i made it all but didn’t assemble it would that work? Happy birthday to your son! There is a collage showing one cake sponge unbaked and one baked. Using a vegetable peeler, shave along the length of the chocolate bar to form chocolate curls. Loaded with two pounds of lightly cooked cherries, topped with a pound of fresh cherries, caramel cream, and fluffy chocolate cake sponge, and finally sprinkled with shaved best-tasting organic chocolate, it’s fair to say that self-control takes a little more effort around this exquisite goodness. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for about 15-20 seconds (do not over mix). Let it cool completely. You may check out some of the pans that I use for baking. You keep blowing me away with your presentations, Natasha! Hi Natasha. And way chocolate-y. The pie filling cherries are in a thick syrup and they would not absorbed any of the rum. You think this rum will give the same taste to the cake or Golden rum has a different taste? You can spike it lightly and dilute the rum with water and you’ll hardly taste it, or just use juice instead to make it kid friendly. Perfect! Worked well. Turned out very nicely too. Keep going! I made this today and it is uhh-may-zing! I love this as is but I know she would prefer a chocolate frosting (she’s an addict!!). 3/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used one that is a blend of natural and dutched cocoa) I find that scoring the cake helps to get a more even slice for the layers. Ingredients: 10 eggs I wouldn’t recommend cutting the sugar in half because I’m afraid it won’t be sweet at all. Hi Natasha! (45 ml) – cocoa powder 1 cup (125 g) – organic all-purpose flour, 5 cups (1200 ml) – heavy cream ½ can (165 g) – Dulce de Leche 1 lb. So why not call it what it is? Keep mixing for another 5 minutes. Thanks for sharing! Both 9” or 10” will work well. That should work. Moist, drenched in a decadent mixture of Dulce de Leche, cherries and rum, this out of this world cake will make you want to dance. Happy we got it clarified. Also I wanted to add, I bake mine in a 10” round springform pan & it is perfect every time, I’ve made it several times, never had any fore mentioned problems..