Chocolate Cherry Slice

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Slice Recipe

Imagine plump, juicy, seasonal cherries encased in a beautifully moist chocolate coconut cake and topped with luscious chocolate ganache and a sprinkling of shredded organic coconut. This cake is a collision of delicious sweet and sour ingredients and contrasting textures. Great for those new to baking, as it does not require much skill and you really can’t get it wrong!

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Chocolate Cherry Slice
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Slice
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 521 kcal
Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter chopped
  • 250 grams 70% dark baking chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup superfine granulated sugar or caster sugar
  • 6 large eggs lightly whisked
  • ¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour sifted
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut sifted, plus more for garnish
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder sifted
  • 2-3 cups fresh cherries pitted
For the Chocolate Ganache:
  • 7 tablespoons half-and-half or pouring cream
  • 150 grams 70% dark baking chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup or glucose syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine butter and chocolate in heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir to combine.
  3. Add sugar, eggs, flour, coconut, and cacao, and stir to combine.
  4. Add pitted cherries and stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a lined rectangular baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. While the cake cools, make the ganache. Heat the half-and-half in a saucepan until it simmers. Remove from heat, add chocolate and corn syrup, and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir until just combined to avoid splitting.
  7. Spread ganache on the cake and decorate with extra coconut.
Recipe Notes

Tip: You need fresh, juicy cherries for a deep cherry flavor and extra moistness, so I would suggest only making this cake when cherries are in season. Frozen cherries won’t work.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Slice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Potassium 409mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 31g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 12.9%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 29.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Chocolate Cherry Slice Recipe

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