Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake

Let me just say, I loved this cake. LOVED. So a big thank you straight off to Amy of Amy Ruth Bakes for picking it this week!

The name 'Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake' really doesn't do this cake justice. To me it was a cheat's version of a Black Forest Cake (which I adore) just without all the fuss. Ok and without all the booze too.

I made a half batch in an 8 x 4 pan and it still took 50 minutes to cook. I was glad for the chance to use my Wilton layer cake cutter but somehow still managed to end up with wonky layers. Sandwiched together with black cherry conserve, smothered in fabulous chocolate-sour cream frosting and topped with fresh cherries, it didn't matter in the slightest. This was delicious!

The cherries were a bit of an indulgence as it is definitely not cherry season here. These were imported from the USA and about $16 a kilo.

I'm so glad I only made half the recipe. As it was I ate 3 slices.

Great pick, Amy! You can find the recipe at Amy Ruth Bakes under today's date.


  1. Wasn't this cake the bomb! Yours looks so gorgeous with the shiny icing and cherries on top.

  2. Your cake rocks with perfection! I'm so jealous. Mine did not work but tasted good anyway so all was not lost!

  3. Three slices! I wish I could have gotten close enough for three slices. My family is liek a pack of wolves around chocolate cake.
    Yours looks delicious!

  4. Looks sooo good. It was really good. I loved this cake too. And the frosting was too easy to be sooo good.

  5. your loaf cake looks fabulous!

  6. You cake looks so delicious! Love it! And the cherry on the top was a delight.

  7. This is the most perfect looking version of this cake I've seen - such glossy icing and juicy fat cherries on top just make it sing.

  8. Great photo; I can almost taste it and it's wonderful!


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