• Serves 12
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


Black forest – almost mud cake style!

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 2 (425g) tins pitted cherries in syrup
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 165g butter
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 60ml cherry brandy
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 Tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 egg


  1. Drain both tins of cherries and keep 1/2 cup of syrup.
  2. Place cherries and syrup in a blender to puree.
  3. Pour puree into a pot with dark chocolate, butter, brown sugar and cherry brandy.
  4. Melt over medium heat, stirring regularly.
  5. Take off heat and set aside for 10 minutes.
  6. Sift all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  7. Mix wet and dry ingredients together.
  8. Once combined, crack in the egg and mix well.
  9. Spoon even amounts into a lined or greased muffin tray.
  10. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 180 degrees C.

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