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Chocolate-Cherry Kuchen


  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pitted sour red cherries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream


  1. Melt butter or margarine and chocolate together over hot water.
  2. Add sugar to beaten eggs gradually while beating.
  3. Add chocolate mixture to egg mixture; beat hard for 1 minute.
  4. Mix and sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Drain cherries thoroughly; add to flour mixture, and stir into chocolate-egg mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Divide batter evenly between 2 greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Cool.
  9. Whip cream; spread between layers and on top of cake.
  10. Chill.

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