jamie Beecham Recipe

Cherry Smashed Cake

By jamie Beecham jamie4cakes


Recipe Rating:
 11 Ratings
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

jamie's Story

Today I was in a mood to be creative. My daughter and her work friends are always asking for something good to eat from my kitchen or calling for a cake. Knowing I will be going to her home town tomarrow I decided to get this cake made. I hope you all will like it as much as my husband did. It is a very rich cake and one slice is all I could eat. I just could not think of a name so I thouhgt of the ingredients and came up with cherry smashed. I got the idea wanting to make something like chocolate covered cherries. I made mine from scratch but you can use box mix

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The flavor in this cake's wonderful cherry filling reminds me of chocolate covered cherries! Does it get any better?! My cousin is actually using this recipe as inspiration for her daughter's wedding cake... It's that good.

Ingredients

CAKE
1 box
yellow cake mix or you can make from scratch
SCRATCH CAKE RECIPE
2 1/2 c
cake flour
2 c
sugar
2 stick
butter
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3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
milk
FILLING
2 box
confectioners' sugar
1 can(s)
eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1 stick
butter
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1 c
cherries chopped fine, drained from the juice
1/2 tsp
of the cherry juice
CHOCOLATE FILLING
1 c
milk chocolate chips
1 tsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
milk
1 c
confectioners' sugar
ICING
1/4 c
amaretto liqueur
2 box
confectioners' sugar
1 stick
butter
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3/4 c
heavy whipping cream or 1/2 making sure right amount of mositure not to thin spreadable
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
cherry juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix sugar and butter cream until smooth about 10min. Add the eggs one at a time beating until smooth
2
Sift the cake flour, add baking soda, baking powder, and salt together then add to the mixture with alternating milk to mix add in vanilla mix
3
Spray 2- 8 inch cake pans and add cake evenly in the pans Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 min check at 30 to assure not burning and test with tooth pick for doneness. This is a dry shortbread type of cake old recipe from the 50s so not for a cake that will not be moistened by the filling. Good for strawberry short cake too.
4
FIRST FILLING: butter needs to be soft add butter and sugar in mixer. Slow speed add the sweet condensed milk, chopped cherries and flavoring. Mix until cream stage if too wet add a little more sugar.
STRAIN THE CHERRIES FROM THE JUICE KEEP THE RESERVED JUICE FOR THE FLAVORING IN THE ICING AND FILLING ALSO TO DRIZZLE IN THE CAKE LAYERS
5
SECOND CHOCOLATE FILLING LAYER: melt chocolate chips with half&half or milk and flavoring stir in one cup of powered sugar, mix till spreadable not soup like but a little stiff
6
ICING: Mix all the ingredients and make sure it is just the right consistency to spread and stay on the cake.
This is a professional bakery icing and may be alot left over but the recipe calls for two boxes of powered sugar so I made it with my version of flavoring.
7
ASSEMBLING THE CAKE: Slice layers in half making 4 layers, let cool on cooling rack. While on cooling rack take the cherry juice and drizzle into the layers and let stand while cooling. Assemble one layer on the plate, first cherry filling then top with some chocolate. Keep doing until all 4 layers are together even on top of cake. Spread some of the cherry filling around the sides too. Not thick
THE LAYERS MUST BE COMPLETELY COOL BEFORE ADDING FILLING AND SIT FOR A WHILE TO SOAK IN THE CHERRY JUICE. BE SURE TO POKE THE WHOLES IN YOUR LAYERS TO ABSORB INTO THE CAKE LAYERS, VERY IMPORTANT
8
ICING: Now finish the cake by adding the icing all over the cake and I like it thick. Let set and be sure to refrigerate due to the milk in the cake icing. I let stand out for about an hour before serving after it has been refregerated. Cake is better the next day. It sits and just soaks up that flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Desserts!
Hashtags: #cherry, #cake