Austrian Cherry Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"I recently picked quite a few cherries at our local orchard. This sounds like a delicious way to use them (found on an Italian-English site)"

Original is 8-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (245.8 g)
  • Calories 754.2
  • Total Fat - 48.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 149.7 mg
  • Sodium - 380.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7 g
  • Sugars - 37.2 g
  • Protein - 25.6 g
  • Calcium - 393.6 mg
  • Iron - 3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 36.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F

Step 2

Grease and flour a single layer round cake pan.

Step 3

Wash and dry the cherries, removing the pits and stem. Put them aside in a bowl. (Skip if your cherries are pitted)

Step 4

Soften the butter at room temperature.

Step 5

Work it into the cream with the egg yolks, ¾ cup the of sugar, vanilla, a pinch of salt, rum, and the milk.

Step 6

Mix the almonds together with the flour and the grated chocolate.

Step 7

Beat the egg whites adding the rest of sugar at the end.

Step 8

Mix the egg whites with the butter mixture, alternating spoonfuls of flour, almonds, and chocolate.

Step 9

Use a spatula and incorporate all movements from the bottom to the top in order to incorporate the eggwhites.

Step 10

Place 1/2 of the batter in cake pan, pour in the cherries with their juice, cover with remaining cake mixture, smoothing out the surface.

Step 11

Bake for about 1 hour. After 45 minutes insert a toothpick into the cake and if it comes out clean then the cake is ready, otherwise, continue cooking for another 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan.

Step 12

When it has cooled, place it on a plate and dust with powdered sugar.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


I had to decrease the ingredients by a third (because someone ate that many of my cherries!), but still it came out delicious. I loved the combination of chocolate, cherries and almonds Thank you, Linky! Made for CQ '17.


review by:
(25 Jul 2017)


This had very good flavor and was certainly different from what I think of as cake. 1. I had whole almonds. You can't slice your own almonds. I ended up with chunks. 2. It didn't specify what kind of chocolate. I used chocolate chips, run through the food processor. 3. I used sweet cherries, probably shout have used tart. 4. I think lower temperature for more time. The top was brown and firm after 45 minutes and toothpick was wet with no batter so I took it out. It was very wet and raw in the middle.


review by:
(20 Jul 2017)

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