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Dark Chocolate Cherry Loaf Cake

Dark Chocolate Cherry Loaf Cake

Are you a fan of rich, decadent desserts? Do you crave the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness? If so, then you’re in for a treat with this Dark Chocolate Cherry Loaf Cake! Imagine sinking your teeth into a moist, chocolatey slice, with bursts of juicy cherries dancing on your taste buds. Sounds irresistible, doesn’t it?

The Indulgent Blend of Flavors

Just like a harmonious symphony, this cake brings together the deep, intense flavors of dark chocolate and the delightful tartness of cherries. It’s a match made in dessert heaven! The dark chocolate adds a luxurious and velvety texture, while the cherries provide a burst of freshness and natural sweetness. Together, they create a taste sensation that will leave you craving more.

Moist and Irresistible

One bite of this cake, and you’ll be transported to dessert paradise. The secret to its moist and irresistible texture lies in the careful balance of ingredients. The richness of the dark chocolate is complemented by the addition of creamy butter and smooth buttermilk. These ingredients work together to create a cake that is moist, tender, and simply divine.

A Slice of Happiness

There’s something truly magical about enjoying a slice of cake. It’s a moment of pure bliss, a little slice of happiness in your day. Whether you’re savoring it with a cup of coffee in the morning or treating yourself after a long day, this Dark Chocolate Cherry Loaf Cake is sure to bring a smile to your face.


Q: Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?

A: While milk chocolate can be substituted, it will result in a sweeter and less intense flavor. Dark chocolate is recommended for the best taste experience.

Q: Can I use frozen cherries?

A: Fresh cherries are preferred for this recipe, as they provide a burst of juiciness. However, if fresh cherries are unavailable, you can use frozen cherries. Just make sure to thaw and drain them before adding them to the batter.

Q: Can I add nuts to the cake?

A: Absolutely! Chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds can add a delightful crunch and extra flavor to the cake. Feel free to experiment and customize it to your liking.

Q: Can I use a different type of fruit?

A: While cherries are the star of this recipe, you can certainly substitute them with other fruits like raspberries or blueberries. The key is to choose fruits that pair well with dark chocolate.

Q: How long does the cake stay fresh?

A: When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, the cake can stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. However, we doubt it will last that long before being devoured!

Q: Can I make this cake gluten-free?

A: Yes, you can! Simply substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure to check the labels of your ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free as well.

Q: Can I freeze the cake?

A: Absolutely! To freeze, wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in a freezer-safe container. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.

Q: Can I use this recipe to make cupcakes instead?

A: Yes, you can! Simply divide the batter into cupcake liners and adjust the baking time accordingly. Keep an eye on them and remove from the oven when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Q: Can I add a glaze or frosting to the cake?

A: Absolutely! A drizzle of chocolate ganache or a dollop of whipped cream would be a delightful addition to this cake. Get creative and have fun experimenting with different toppings.

A Slice of Heaven

Indulge in the heavenly combination of dark chocolate and cherries with this Dark Chocolate Cherry Loaf Cake. It’s a dessert that will captivate your senses and leave you wanting more. So go ahead, treat yourself to a slice of pure bliss!

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Loaf Cake

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Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • Ingredients:
  • Nonstick baking spray (for greasing the pan)
  • One 15.25-ounce box of dark chocolate cake mix
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of melted salted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chunks
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cherry preserves
  • A splash of milk
  • 6 drops of red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips


  • Cake Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, making sure it hangs over the sides.
  • Spray the parchment with baking spray and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, milk, melted butter, and eggs until the mixture is smooth.
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chunks.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  • Place the loaf pan on a sheet pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool slightly before removing it from the pan.
  • Let the cake cool completely for about an hour.
  • Cherry Glaze Instructions:
  • In a separate bowl, combine the powdered sugar, preserves, and milk until they are well mixed. The consistency should be thick but pourable.
  • Add food coloring to the glaze and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake, allowing it to drizzle down the sides.
  • Sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the glaze.
  • Slice the cake and serve.
Keyword Cake, Cherry, Chocolate, dessert, Fruit, Holiday, Valentine's Day
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