Inspired by Ulrike I recently made a fake “Kirschlikuchen”. Fake, in that the “real” Kirschlikuchen is a cake from a box: a mix of flour, sugar, baking powder, rice starch, emulsifying agents, flavoring, and thickening agents. To this, you add butter, eggs, and chocolate flakes, and a jar of sour cherries. It’s Ulrike’s designation to recreate such box mixes as closely as possible, of course without those bad things like emulsifying agents, flavoring and thickening agents ;o). I thought her result looked perfect, so I tried my hands on it, too. And indeed, this cake was delicious! My son’s new favorite cake!
(created by Ulrike)
- 6.1 oz butter, softened
- 3.9 oz sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs, large
- 7 oz all-purpose flour
- 0.3 oz baking powder
- 7 oz chocolate flakes or very finely chopped chocolate
- 12 oz sour cherries
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease springform pan.
- Mix butter with sugar until foamy. Add one egg after the other, mixing for 1 minute after each addition.
- Mix flour and baking powder and add to the butter mixture.
- Fold in the chocolate flakes.
- Pour batter into springform pan and arrange cherries on top. Leave a rim of about 1/3 inch all around.
- Bake for about 50 – 60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.