How to make a Layered Mascarpone and Cherry Cake with Chocolate

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This cherry cake is stacked with delicious layers – spongy cake, cherry liquid, beautiful cherries, mascarpone cheese, and grated chocolate. It is absolutely divine.

I love a refrigerated cake. It hits differently than a freshly baked, warm cake. Both are delicious in their own ways but there’s just something extra special about a refrigerated cake. These cakes get time to let their flavors deepen. The flavors really get to infuse with their neighboring layers and sometimes you really miss that with other types of cakes.

Well this refrigerated cake is AH-MAZING. It has everything you’d want in a cake:

A beautiful baked cake moistened with a fruity juice

In this case a simple cake moistened with the liquid from cherry pie filling

A layer of yummy fruit

This is a cherry cake, so it’s got cherries. And a generous amount too

Cream to top it all off with

I’ve used a mixture of mascarpone cheese, cool whip, and sugar. Oh my, it is so good!

Something to garnish the cake with

Grated chocolate and chocolate chips. Oh yes.

These delicious elements are layered together and then put into the refrigerator to set. I use the word “set” because it’s in the refrigerator when the flavors get to combine beautifully.

I recommend at least a minimum of 2-3 hours in the refrigerator but if you take a bite of this cake the next day, you’ll be so impressed. It always tastes better the next day. Which is perfect if you’re looking for a make-ahead dessert.

This cherry cake is oh so yummy and easy to put together! I’m sure you’ll impress friends and family with this!

What do I need to make the bottom layer of cake?

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

ingredients

What do I need to make the cream?

  • 12 oz of Cool whip
  • 275 g Mascarpone Cheese
  • 3/4 cup of sugar

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What do I need to make the cherry layer?

  • 2 cans of Cherry pie filling

What do I  need to make the chocolate topping?

  • Grate a little of chocolate to decorate

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Spray a cake pan so cake doesn’t stick.
  • Strain 2 cans of cherry filling into a bowl.

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How to make the batter: 

  • Beat eggs and sugar together 2-3 minutes.
  • Lower the speed and add in flour and baking powder.
  • Add the batter to cake pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

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How to make the cheese layer: 

  • With a hand mixer, beat together mascarpone cheese and 3/4 cup of sugar for 1 minute
  • On a lower speed, beat in the cool whip, 2 minutes.

cheese layer

  • After you have removed the cake layer from the oven, cut a very thin layer off the top.
  • Put the side of the cake pan back around the cake.

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  • Spread a thin layer of the strained cherry juice on the cake for moisture. 

sauce

  • Top with strained cherries. 

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  • Carefully spread the mascarpone cheese mixture on top of the cherries.

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  • Grate some chocolate on top of the cake.

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  • Refrigerate  for 2-3 hours
  • Enjoy!

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Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake

Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake

This cake combines a smooth mascarpone cream with cherries and topped with chocolate shavings.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 10
Calories 480 kcal

Equipment

  • cake pan
  • bowl
  • hand mixer
  • cake spatula
  • bread knife
  • cooling rack
  • grater

Ingredients
  

For the cake batter:

  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup unbleached flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder

For the cream:

  • 12 oz cool whip
  • 275 g mascarpone cheese
  • ¾ cup sugar

For the cherry layer:

  • 2 cans cherry pie filling

For the garnish:

  • chocolate grated

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray a cake pan so cake doesn't stick.
  • Strain 2 cans of cherry filling into a bowl.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake

For the batter:

  • Beat eggs and sugar together 2-3 minutes.
  • Lower the speed and add in flour and baking powder.
  • Add the batter to the cake pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake

For the cheese layer:

  • With a hand mixer, beat together mascarpone cheese and ¾ cup of sugar for 1 minute.
  • On a lower speed, beat in the cool whip, 2 minutes.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake
  • After you have removed the baked cake from the oven, cut a very thin layer off the top.
  • Put the sides of the cake pan around the baked cake.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake
  • Spread a thin layer of the strained cherry juice on the cake for moisture.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake
  • Top with the strained cherries.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake
  • Carefully spread the mascarpone cheese mixture on top of the cherries.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake
  • Grate some chocolate on top of the cake.
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, then enjoy!
    Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Layered Mascarpone Cheese and Cherry Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 201mg6%
Carbohydrates 79g26%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 759IU15%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cake, cheese, cherry, cherry pie filling, chocolate, cool whip, dessert, mascarpone, mascarpone cheese, russian dessert, sweet
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  1. This looks soo good!!

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