Recipe For Chocolate Swirl Cake

I am loving the combination of cherries and chocolates, and before you know it, I might venture out and bake a Black Forest Cake. But, I am not quite there yet and so I am experimenting with the flavours, without having to make the actual cake. A few weeks ago I made a chocolate cherry sourdough cake – well, actually I made two. And as soon as the second one was devoured I decided to make a new version using my new favourite flavour combination. The most amazing thing is that Dave, who is not a cherry lover, loved this cake. It came about when I tried to make a batch of my hot chocolate spoons with 90% Lindt Chocolate. The chocolate split for some reason. I poured off the cocoa butter and used the mixture for my cake. I based this recipe on one I had previously done for a chocolate marmalade cake which had  a lovely marble effect. This one does not have the same effect as the cherry jam was dark to start off with, but you can see swirls of chocolate through the cake.

"Amarula Chocolate Swirl Cake"
Amarula Chocolate Swirl Cake

Amarula Chocolate Swirl Cake
 
Ingredients
For the chocolate swirl
  • 100g 90% Lindt dark chocolate
  • 100mls Amarula
For the cake
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 75g sugar - I used fructose
  • 100g black cherry jam
  • 3 eggs
  • 5mls baking powder
  • 100g self raising flour
Method
For the chocolate swirl
  1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler
  2. Mix in the Amarula and set aside
For the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Prepare a rectangular baking tin
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar
  4. Add the jam and mix in
  5. Add the eggs one at a time mixing in each one completely before adding the next one
  6. Add the baking powder
  7. Add the flour a tablespoon at a time
  8. Mix until the batter is smooth
  9. Pour the batter into the baking tin
  10. Pour in 75g of the Amarula chocolate and run the spatula through the batter to mix the chocolate through the mix
  11. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool before removing from the tin

 

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For the competition there are a few questions I need to answer:

  • I would like to give a bottle of Amarula to my friend Tami. She is one of my friends who lives inside my phone and who is always there for me. Also, it is her birthday today so this is a special happy birthday wish!
  • I would give her the bottle of Amarula together with the non perishable ingredients to make this cake. She is an amazing baker so I know she will enjoy baking this.

Disclosure: I was sent a 200ml bottle of Amarula as my agreement to take part in this competition. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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20 thoughts on “Recipe For Chocolate Swirl Cake

  1. This looks yummy Tandy–love the picture

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    1. thanks – it was very yummy 🙂

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  2. Never heard of Amarula before, but this looks so delectable with a cup of afternoon tea 🙂
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    1. It is perfect for afternoon tea!

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  3. Mouthwatering deliciousness!!!!!!!

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    1. thank you Sophie 🙂

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  4. Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much Kaylan 🙂

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  5. I’ve heard about Amarula and am intrigued. Now that I’ve seen this cake, I’m even more intrigued!

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    1. If you cannot get Amarula, you can use Bailley’s cream liqueur 🙂

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  6. I am totally loving the dark chocolate with the black cherry jam, a perfect combination!

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    1. I am so in love with this combination 🙂

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  7. Gotta love a chocolate swirl! This cake looks fabulous!

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    1. Thank you Joanne 🙂

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  8. ooh decadent!! Wouldn’t mind a slice right now!

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    1. Wish I could send some over!

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  9. I love the flavors of chocolate and cherry…a perfect combination.

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    1. I think so as well Karen 🙂

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  10. Tandy, that cake looks delicious – I love the sound of cherries and chocolate with liqueur! And happy birthday to Tami! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Celia 🙂

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