Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake (2)

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Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake

Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cakes, cocoa, coffee, pitted cherries
Servings: 8 slices

Equipment

  • 9-inch round cake pan OR 8-inch square baking pan
  • electric mixer
  • toothpick
  • heat proof serving plate

Ingredients

Cherry Layer

  • 2 cups pitted cherries fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch

Chocolate Cake Batter

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup soured milk
  • 1/2 cup brewed black coffee
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cherry Layer

  • Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan that's at least 2 inches deep and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. You can also use an 8x8 square baking dish for this cake.
  • Blend together the sugar and corn starch, then toss the mixture well with the pitted cherries. If using frozen cherries allow them to thaw for 20 minutes or so before using them.
  • Spread the cherries evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan.

Chocolate Cake Batter

  • Combine all ingredients in the batter recipe in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour slowly and evenly over the cherries in the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto a heat proof serving plate.
  • Serve warm or cold with ice cream or a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Notes

Remember, cooking times may vary depending on ovens, so test doneness before stated cooking times.
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
304
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
43
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
217
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
204
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
54
g
18
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
39
g
43
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
106
mcg
12
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
67
mg
7
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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