Mocha Cherry Cake with Maple Butter Glaze

1
Colette Z

By
@cocointhekitchen

This cake is just right for a get-together with the girls and the glaze is sure to get a wide-eyed, jaw-dropped WOW.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CHERRIES

  • 4 small
    shots espresso
  • 1/4 c
    tart dried cherries
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • FOR THE BATTER

  • 1 stick
    butter, at room temp
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    sour cream or plain yogur
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 c
    chocolate chips
  • FOR THE GLAZE

  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 3/4 c
    confectioner's sugar

How to Make Mocha Cherry Cake with Maple Butter Glaze

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F

    Line a 13 x 9 casserole pan with parchment paper and spray walls with nonstick oil.
  2. Hydrate the cherries:
    Make the coffee and pour into a small sauce pan.
    Add the dried cherries and 2 Tb brown sugar.
    Put over heat and bring to a gentle boil.
    Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. Make the batter:
    Blitz the butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, sour cream (or yogurt), eggs and vanilla in a food processor.
    Then add flour, baking soda and powder.
    Blitz until just incorporated.
  4. Disconnect the bowl from the food processor.
    Gently, stir the cherries and chocolate chips into the batter by hand.
    Spoon into the pan and smooth the top.

    Bake 30 minutes, until you can smell the cake and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    Allow the cake to cool thoroughly.
  5. Make the Glaze:
    Put about a tablespoon of butter in a small pot and heat to a bubble.
    When it changes to a golden brown colour and smells toasty, remove from heat.
    Add maple syrup and confectioner's sugar.
    Stir until thick and smooth.

    Drizzle glaze over cooled cake and allow it to set (~5 minutes).

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About Mocha Cherry Cake with Maple Butter Glaze

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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