This is a simple, elegant chocolate dessert, with a slightly rustic look; it's perfect for dinner parties or any night. It has a wonderful combination of textures from the crust of the torte the moistness of the cake and cherries and the slight crunch from the almonds. We've been known to devour one with another couple as we played pinochle; a slice between hands and soon it would be gone! You can serve it warm (my favorite way) or at room temp. Always serve with real whipped cream.