Cherry Cordial Fudge Cake

Cherry Cordial Fudge Cake
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You know, sometimes you just want chocolate. I mean, you really, really, really want chocolate. It’s like it’s the only thing you can think about. I had that craving and I bought a box of special dark cocoa just so I could make this cake.

I have always loved cherry cordials. To me, there is nothing tastier than cherries and chocolate. They just seem to compliment each other so well. When I decided to make this cake special, I thought using cherry preserves as filling would be exactly what I was looking for, and I was right, it was perfect. I used regular cherry preserves, not the famous sour cherries, they just would have soaked into the cake and made a chocolatety mess.

The secret to this cake is its velvety frosting, made with melted butter, dark cocoa, and rum flavoring. It really sets off the cherries in the cake. You could use brandy flavoring if you don’t have rum.

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Cherry Cordial Fudge Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 566

Fat per serving: 21 g

Saturated fat per serving: 7 g

Carbs per serving: 91 g

Protein per serving: 7 g

Fiber per serving: 1 g

Sugar per serving: 75 g

Sodium per serving: 514 mg

Cherry Cordial Fudge Cake

If you like cherry cordials, you will really like this fudgey, cherry filled decadent cake.


-- Cake --
2 cups Sugar
1 3/4 cup Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa dark
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking soda
1 tbsp espresso powder
2 Egg
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Water boiling
-- Frosting --
1/2 cup Butter 1 stick
2/3 cup Cocoa
1 tsp espresso powder
3 cup Powdered sugar
1/3 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon Rum flavoring
-- Filling --
1 cup Cherry preserves


    For the cake:
    Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 9 inch cake pans, or use Baker's Joy.
    Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, while mixing on low. Add the remaining ingredients. The batter will be thin. Pour the batter evenly in the two cake pans and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and continue to cool until completely cooled.
    For the frosting:
    Melt the butter and put it in a large bowl. Add the cocoa and espresso powder to the butter and mix. Then slowly add the powdered sugar and milk alternately. Add the flavoring and mix until it is smooth and creamy. If your frosting is too thick, add more milk. If it is too thin, add more powered sugar.
    Put some wax or paper towels in strips on your plate to catch any excess frosting. Put the first cake on the plate upside down. Put the cherry preserves on top and spread them out to the edges of the cake. Add the second layer, and frost with the fudge frosting.


Use the special dark cocoa to get the real fudgey feel, if not regular cocoa will do just fine. If you don't have rum flavoring, brandy flavoring will do just fine.

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One Response to Cherry Cordial Fudge Cake

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