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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cake

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
Brandied cherries and dark chocolate chunks find their way into a dreamy chocolate cake.
Updated July 15, 2015

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 (3.8 ounce) package devil's food instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 (3 ounce) dark chocolate bars, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream

Steps

  • 1
    Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan, and dust with cocoa, set aside.
  • 2
    Combine cake mix, sugar, and pudding mix in a large mixing bowl.
  • 3
    Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually add oil mixture to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes. Coarsely chop 3 chocolate bars, fold brandied cherries and chopped chocolate into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • 4
    Bake at 350° F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
  • 5
    Coarsely chop 1 chocolate bar. Place chopped chocolate and butter in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 6
    Bring whipping cream to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and immediately pour over chocolate and butter. Whisk gently until smooth. Cool glaze 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drizzle glaze over cake. Coarsely chop remaining chocolate bar; sprinkle chopped chocolate over cake. Yield 12 servings.

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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