Boiled Chocolate Cherry Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a beautiful moist cake from a John West recipe brochure

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put cherries and juice,butter,sugar,dried fruit and cinnamon in large pot.
  2. Simmer together for 10 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Line a 20cm cake tin well with baking paper.
  6. Bake at 165 degrees celsius.
  7. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or till cooked.
  8. Cool in tin.


Most Helpful

This needs more chocolate in the cake. When I next make it I'll include chopped dark chocolate and extra cocoa. I made up for the lack of chocolate by covering it with a thick ganache topped with chocolate curls and I didn't use the mixed dried fruit;I used my own mix of golden raisins/sultanas, chopped dried figs, apples and apricots.

omeomy #2 July 31, 2007

Reviewed for ZWT III - Zingo! This was my final about saving the best for last!!! I love this cake, it's very different from any cake I've eaten or made. I loved the combination of fruits and chocolate. I filled mine with chocolate buttercream and then topped it with extra thick chocolate frosting!!! Will definitely make again. Thanks for posting.

Um Safia July 08, 2007

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