Chocolate-Cherry Stracciatella Cake

Chocolate-Cherry Stracciatella Cake

I fall in love with this cake every single time ♥️😍

This cake is so moist and creamy! I often end up with two slices on my plate!

Here’s how it’s done:


For the Crust:

  • 125g (1/2 cup) Softened Butter
  • 130g (2/3 cup) Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 70g (1/2 cup) Flour
  • 120g (1 1/4 cups) Ground Almonds
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 150g (5.3 oz) Melted Dark Chocolate

1 Jar of Sour Cherries

For the Cream:

  • 250g (1 cup) Mascarpone
  • 400g (1 2/3 cups) Quark (or Cream Cheese)
  • 100g (1/2 cup) Sugar
  • 1 packet of Vanilla Sugar
  • 50-70g (1/3 – 1/2 cup) Chocolate Shavings
  • 200g (7 oz) Heavy Cream

For the Topping:

  • 50-100g (1/3 – 2/3 cup) Chocolate Shavings
  1. Beat the butter with sugar.
  2. Add the eggs one by one.
  3. Mix the flour with almonds and baking powder, then add it to the batter.
  4. Stir in the melted chocolate and mix everything well for about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour the batter into a 26cm (10-inch) round cake pan (I always place parchment paper in the greased pan).
  6. Drain the cherries and place them on the batter. Press the cherries gently into the batter with a spoon.
  7. Bake the cake for about 35-40 minutes at 160°C (320°F) convection.
  8. Mix mascarpone with quark (or cream cheese) and sugar.
  9. Whip the cream and then fold it into the mixture.
  10. Finally, add the chocolate shavings.
  11. Spread the cream on the cooled cake and decorate as you like. For the impatient ones (like me 😊), cut a piece right away. But the cake tastes even better if you let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour. 😅

Enjoy! 🍰😍

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