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New muffin forms were a good excuse to make these cakes. They were really moist and soft. That is important to me because I am not a big fan of dry cakes. The addition of whipped cream made them really similar to a famous Black Forest cake. I think it is worth making them. The recipe comes from this blog. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 12 pieces:

¼ cup cherries

¼ cup cherry lemonade or syrup

80 g butter

50 g dark chocolate

½ cup sugar

35 ml cherry brandy

1 cup flour

¾ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 tbsp cocoa

1 egg

½ cup cherries whole or in halves to mix into batter


250 ml full cream

chocolate and cherries to decorate with

Dry ¼ cup of cheeries and remove seeds. Blend it with lemonade or syrup.

Melt butter, chocolate, sugar and Kirsch on a small heat until they all combine and then cool the mixture down.

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder into a bowl. Mix with chilled chocolate mixture, add the eggs, the cherry mixture and mix until smooth. In the end add ½ cup of cherries and mix again.

Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Bake around 20-25 minutes at 180 ºC (till the toothpick with which you poke the cakes comes out clean).

Cool down and decorate.