This dense, brownie-like chocolate cake is topped with a cream cheese frosting and plenty of cherries of the season.
It started with cherries. Specifically the need to arrange them in perfect concentric circles because I couldn’t quite manage to do so last cherry season, and I had to get it off my to-bring-to-life list.
The next step was to decide between a tart or cake as the base for the cherry arrangement. I put it to a poll on my Instagram and the majority of the people picked tart. Being the rebel I am I hence picked cake. I kid – sorry guys I was in the mood for chocolate cake after all.
I used this chocolate cake recipe because it was easy to put together with just a handful of ingredients and also majorly delivered on flavour. I rarely repeat recipes twice so I promise you that this one’s a keeper. It’s dense, fudgy, extremely chocolaty – everything an unforgettable brownie should be, except that it’s cake. To hold the cherries in place, I topped the cake with cream cheese lightened with whipped cream and mixed in a drizzle of honey and a touch of vanilla because there’s really nothing else it needs.
After successfully producing her first batch of chocolate chip cookies at the age of twelve, Amanda has since become a baking fanatic. She likes to make a variety of desserts and documents them on her blog, Crumbs and Cookies. While eating the final product is usually the best part about baking, she secretly finds the process even more fun. You may also find her on Instagram @carramellatte and Pinterest @crumbsxcookies.