I’ve always been such a sucker for cherries. Even though I know it’s best to buy fruit and vegetables in season and as fresh and local as possible, I can’t seem to go past cherries. In the last couple of years, I’ve noticed that the supermarkets are bringing imported cherries from the US. And unfortunately, I can’t resist buying them.
I’m also very thankful for pitted frozen cherries that I can have throughout the year. I’m still on the hunt for finding sour cherries sold commercially, especially the fresh ones or even frozen for that matter.
When I was little we used to go to piano lessons with my mum, and outside our piano teacher’s house and there was a big sour cherry tree. Mum and I would always try and pick some to munch on the way back home. I never really liked sour fruit, but sour cherries have a nice flavor to them.
I’ve also recently discovered that sour cherries are a relatively high source of melatonin which is so important for helping us fall asleep and stay asleep. It’s also crucial for our circadian rhythm. Regular cherries don’t have as much melatonin, but I still like to eat them thinking they may help a little bit. I have always been such a big night owl with a very late bedtime.
Personally, I don’t think the cherry flavor was too strong in this cake. The cake is actually very chocolatey. I love the idea of adding cherries for the extra antioxidants and health benefits! The cake itself is very rich, indulgent, and decadent. It has quite a dense texture.
For the topping, I used my homemade Nutella recipe for the little blobs you can see in the picture. You can find my Nutella recipe by clicking here. For this chocolate torte, I found that my blender struggled a little bit despite having a very powerful blender, so it would be advisable to add more liquid if your blender is struggling.
This recipe is decadent and delicious. Plus, it’s super easy to make—no baking required! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Looking for more chocolate-y recipes to indulge in? This vegan and gluten-free chocolate truffle cake features Medjool dates, raw cacao, pecans, and cashews. It is incredibly filling, has no cholesterol, and is sure to keep you coming back for more.
This recipe was republished with permission from Hazel and Cacao.