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Lindt Dark Chocolate Cherry Cake

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This is a recipe handed down to me by my mother, many years ago.

I always keep a jar of cherries in the pantry as it is a wonderful stand-by if you suddenly need a cake, and it can be served without anything or with cream.

It is also very easy to make, always turns out, and always receives positive comments.

I am not sure if Mum originally used milk chocolate however I always use Lindt 70% dark chocolate for cooking.

I have served it here with the leftover sauce from this cake.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 10- 12 servings

Ingredients
1 jar cherries -can be a smaller tin.
115 g butter
115 g chocolate
140 g sugar
120 g self raising flour
3 eggs

Method
Turn oven on to about 170 or slightly higher if not fan forced.

Drain the liquid from the cherries.


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Using an electric beater, cream the butter, sugar, eggs and add the flour slowly.

When this is almost done, melt the chocolate with a bit of water -I always do this in the microwave. Be careful you only do quite short bursts so you do not burn it.


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Add this chocolate to the mixture.


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Stir it in or alternatively continue mixing on low with the electric beaters.

Line a 20 - 23 cm springform with baking paper and place this mixture on to it.


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Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, take out and put the drained cherries on top.


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Bake a further 25 - 35 minutes or until the cake is done, but do not overcook as it is far nicer and moister if slightly underdone.


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#Sweets
#Dessert
#Afternoon tea
#Cake
#Dark chocolate cake
#Cherries
#Family
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