Sour Cherry Fudge Cake – Happy Birthday to Me!

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Sour Cherry Fudge Cake
Cake baked in its pan, cooling

For my birthday, I wanted to make myself a special cake. I love chocolate, and I love sour cherries. The combination is fabulous.

This is my favorite cake in the world. It’s a very rich cake, and takes time and effort to prepare, but well worth it. My only suggestion to you is not to make it when you have a lot of other intense dishes to make, you’ll look like me when you’re done! Don’t let that deter you – you and your guests will be impressed with this luscious cake.

Yesterday, I made Rose Fudge Truffles and Black Forest Fudge for Founder’s Night at Spane’s school, prepped Rose Petal and Lobster Salad for my birthday, and made this cake. By the time we got back from Founder’s Night, I was so pooped that we decided to have the cake tonight. Amber and Noelle came by, and the four of us enjoyed cake together. A good time was had by all.

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: Sour Cherry Fudge Cake

Summary: This is a very, very rich cake, and well worth the effort

Mis en place for Sour Cherry Fudge Cake


  • 8 ounces Semi-sweet Chocolate
  • 4 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 8 ounces Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 6 Egg, separated
  • 1 cup Flour, sifted
  • 2 cups Sour Cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Prepare a spring-form pan by lightly buttering it on the bottom and sides.
  2. Melt chocolates with 1/4 cup of water in double boiler, over not in, simmering water. When chocolate has melted, stir it until it looks like fudge.
    Chocolates melting on Bertha
  3. Let the chocolate mixture, eggs and butter come to room temperature.
    Four, Sugar, Melted chocolates and prepared pan
  4. Separate eggs, being sure that no yolk is in the whites. If this happens, keep those whites with the yolk for another dish, and start over. If there is any yolk or oil of any kind in with those whites, they will never foam.
  5. Drain the cherries reserving juice for another dish.
  6. Sift the flour into a small bowl.
  7. In a standing mixer, cream butter and sugar together.
    Cream butter and sugar
  8. Gradually add egg yolks to the chocolate, mixing thoroughly.
    Mix eggs with melted chocolate mixture
    Yolks and chocolate mixed
  9. Reduce speed on mixer and carefully add chocolate, mixing thoroughly.
    Chocolate added to creamed butter and sugar
  10. Add flour gradually and mix thoroughly.
  11. Beat egg whites in separate bowl until they hold peaks. I like to use an old-fashioned egg beater. It does a quick job, and you get a little exercise while you’re beating the eggs.
    Beating eggs with an egg beater
    Eggs beaten to form peaks
  12. Add one-third of whites to the batter and mix. Carefully fold in remaining egg whites.
    Batter and whites, ready for folding
    Folding whites into batter
    Whites folded into batter
  13. Drop cherries one by one on top of batter, then fold in.
    Sour cherries on top of batter
  14. Pour into prepared spring-form pan and bake for 2 hours and 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let rest in the pan until cool.
    Batter ready for the oven
    Wow! What a cake! That's me after making Rose and Black Forest Fudge, prepping Rose Petal and Lobster Salad, and this Sour Cherry Fudge Cake


You can top the cake with powdered sugar for serving.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 hour(s) 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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