Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Cream Cakes

These are little chocolate cakes filled with coconut whipped cream, cherries and chocolate ganache (also known as black forest cake!), and they are so delicious!

I wanted to make a treat that was a little more nutritious, so I used spelt flour and coconut sugar to replace the regular flour and cane sugar. And the coconut whipped cream is a great alternative to making a sugary frosting.

You'll need:
  • A recipe for chocolate cake - I usually go with the PPK recipe, but use spelt flour and coconut sugar.
  • Fresh cherries
  • Coconut whipped cream - this post from Oh, Ladycakes will break it down for ya
  • Chocolate Ganache (heat 1/3 cup almond milk, then remove from heat and add 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, and mix until smooth & glossy)

Bake the cakes in cupcake tins, or muffin tins if you want bigger cakes. 
Cut the cakes in half, then spread on a layer of ganache, a layer of halved cherries, then the whipped cream. Add the top half of the cake, then top with more whipped cream, ganache, and a whole cherry. :D