This drunken cherry cake is one of the first cakes that I made and still make it ,because it’s everybody’s favorite and is often requested for parties. This chocolate cake is very moist and fairly easy to make. The Inside of the cake is taken out and mixed with sweet cream and sour cherries that have been soaked in Kahlua.
1 ¾ cups sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar
1 ¾ cups sifted flour
2 cans of condensed milk
2 sticks butter softened at room temperature
*1 ½ cups heavy cream
*¾ cup powdered sugar
3 oz dark chocolate
2 cans red tart cherries ( I used Oregon fruit products)
*You can substitute 8 oz cool whip
Soak Cherries in Kahlua for at least 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
On high speed beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.Add baking soda with vinegar and cocoa. Mix on medium speed.
Add flour and carefully mix with a spoon.
Transfer the batter to a 10 1/2inch x 3 1/4inch pan.
Bake for about45-55 minutes.
Let it cool completely.
Beat butter for couple of minutes and add condensed milk few spoons at a time at first then the remaining.
In a separate bowl, beat heavy whipping cream with powdered sugar.
Add whipped cream to the butter cream and mix well until well combined.
Take out the inside of the cake and transfer it to a mixing bowl.
Spread some cream on inside of the cake. Leave about 3-4 tablspoons of cream and add the rest of the cream to the cake in the bowl. Using a spoon, transfer the cherries to the bowl with cake, and mix everything together until the cream and cake is well combined and no dry pieces of cake is seen.
Fill the inside of a cake with cake,cherry and cream mixture.
Top with with shredded chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours or more.