Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake with Cherry Sauce
Cuisine: Cake, Fruit
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Chocolate cherry bundt cake:
  • 1¼ cups (155 grams) cherries
  • 2 cups (280 grams) + 1 tablespoon (8 grams) all purpose flour, divided
  • 4 tablespoons (27 grams) cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon (3 grams) baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon (2 grams) salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (437 grams) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup (185 grams) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups (205 grams) chocolate chips
  • Cherry sauce:
  • 2¼ cups (308 grams) cherries
  • 6 tablespoons (80 grams) water
  • ⅓ cup (76 grams) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (5 grams) cornstarch
  1. For the chocolate cherry bundt cake:
  2. Butter a 10 cup bundt pan and dust it with turbinado sugar.
  3. Pit the cherries and cut them into quarters. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together 2 cups of flour with the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  5. Place the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth and creamy, about three minutes, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time. Blend in half of the dry ingredients followed by the sour cream and vanilla. Add in the remaining dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Place the cut cherries into a plastic bag. Toss with the remaining tablespoon of flour.
  7. Fold the cherries into the batter.
  8. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Cover the pan with a cooling rack and flip the pan upside down. Remove the pan and cool.
  11. For the cherry sauce:
  12. Pit the cherries and place them into a medium size saucepan with the water, sugar and cornstarch. Cook over medium low heat. Once the mixture boils, cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. A wooden spoon will leave a line when pulled through the sauce. Remove from the heat and serve hot, room temperature or cold.
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