Leo's Cherry & Chocolate Decadence

Get ready for your world to be turned upside down...

The Easter bells are getting busy and so are we!
Time to bring you a delicious treat for Family day / Easter monday !

An easy recipe with classic pantry ingredients and a Leo's Little Jars favorite: Cherry & Chocolate Jam 

DISCLAIMER: this is delicious shared with loved ones: that included your partner, your doggo, your kids, your parents, your roomie and of course yourself.

Setting the mood

Open your music platform of choice and search "Chocolat" the Movie Soundrack, because what could be better than Johnny Depp spread with chocolate by Juliette Binoche?!

My chocolate cake perhaps :) let's check

Recipe

This is the kind of moist chocolate Cake that you will remember for a while. Your friends will ask for the recipe, and you will go to bed dreaming about it for weeks.

Let's heat up that oven then and get cracking!

Heat up the oven at 180°C

Get a bowl, and melt 250g of good quality dark chocolate with 200g of salted butter and 200g of sugar.

Stir well and let it cool.
Now prepare your dry ingredients in a separate bowl:

Whisk together:
  • 1 cup of flour

  • 1 tbsp of unsweeten Cacao powder

  • 1 tsp of baking powder

  • A pinch of Himalayan Salt

In the chocolate buttery dreamy batter, beat in 3 eggs one by one.

Whisk in the dried ingredients carefully to avoid lumps.

Pour in a cake pan that you would have previously buttered and floured !

Now is time to take out your favorite Cherry & Chocolate Jam. Drop 3 tbsp of jam in a diagonal line, use the spoon to spread the jam in the batter. It will caramelize in the oven for an almost crispy experience.

Note: If using a springform pan, be careful, they are often not 100% leakproof. In that case line the pan with parchment paper.

Put the Chocolate cake in the oven for what will seem like the longest 25 minutes of your life !

(Now is a good time to lick your spoons & bowls. If you are not "one of those people" please drop by the shop to explain to me what are the things that actually make you happy in life !! :) :) :))

Take out the chocolate Cake (and a spoon).

As you serve it spread a bit more jam on it for the perfect shinny glaze.

Enjoy!

Le Recap' (To Sum Up)

This is one of the easiest and most delicious cake recipe! Don't hesitate to use it again and have fun with the top up. It is grand with a bitter marmalade and even more decadent with our Dulce de Leche with Amarula (yep you heard that right!)

We at Leo's Little Jars wish you a wonderful Easter with your loved ones!

Send pictures of your creations and tag us on your Instagram @leoslittlejarssa !

Avec tout mon amour,

Léo