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50Total Time
25Prep Time
25Bake Time

Chocolate Cherry Cake

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About the bake

This chocolate cherry cake recipe is a recipe by Jason Atherton.  It's so delicious and very easy to make.  Perfect to bake as a gift for someone or just for you!

50Total Time
25Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.

  2. Step 2:

    Place chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Melt, then cool and stir in ground almonds and flour.

  3. Step 3:

    In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar for 5 minutes, then fold the egg mixture into the chocolate.

  4. Step 4:

    Spoon the cake batter into the tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until set but slightly soft in the centre.

  5. Step 5:

    Remove from the oven, allow to cook in the tin then transfer to a wire rack. Spread with warm cherry jam and top with fresh cherries.


    • 200g Plain chocolate (70% cocoa) (broken into pieces)
    • 125g Butter (unsalted) (cubed)
    • 50g Almonds (ground)
    • 100g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range) (large)
    • 125g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 2 tbsp Jam (cherry)
    •  Cherries (halved)

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