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Chocolate Cherry Whipped Cream Cake

This Chocolate Cherry Whipped Cream Cake is a simple chocolate layer cake with a black cherry whipped cream and fresh cherries! This stunning summer cake is incredibly easy making it the perfect bake for any summer night!

If you're looking for more summer cakes, be sure to try some of my other favorites like my Strawberry Shortcake, Toasted Coconut Bundt Cake, or Vegan Blueberry Blondies.

chocolate cherry whipped cream cake
chocolate cherry whipped cream cake

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Decorated for a Birthday: Today is Delaney's birthday! And his favorite kind of cake is any kind of whipped cream cake, haha. That means any cake as long as it has Whipped Cream Frosting. He loves my Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake and he likes cherries even more than strawberries and chocolate more than vanilla, so I came up with this Chocolate Cherry Whipped Cream Cake. Plus, I think the cherries on top really make a statement, it's a perfect birthday celebration cake!

Chocolate + Cherry: If you are a fan of chocolate and cherry dessert, then you will love this cake. This moist and fluffy chocolate cake is layered with black cherry whipped cream frosting and lots of fresh cherries! This chocolate and cherry dessert is over the top for someone like Delaney who loves a chocolate and cherry dessert more than anything else.

Whipped Cream Frosting: Whipped cream frosting is the lightest and sweetest frosting there is! And this one is a black cherry whipped cream frosting, making it even sweeter!

chocolate cherry whipped cream cake

What is a whipped cream cake?

A whipped cream cake is any cake made with Whipped Cream Frosting! They are one of my favorite types of cakes, because they are incredibly light thanks to the Whipped Cream Frosting. Whipped cream frosting is different from tradition whipped cream in a few ways.

What's the difference between whipped cream and whipped cream frosting?

Traditional whipped cream is usually made up of three ingredients: heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. The sugar in whipped cream is minimal, and I truly mean that when I say it. It's only like a teaspoon per 2 cups of whipped cream, which is basically nothing! Homemade whipped cream is light and fluffy and delicious! If you've never made homemade whipped cream before, it's incredibly easy! Read my post How to Make the Best Homemade Whipped Cream for a full tutorial.

But, whipped cream frosting is also made up of three slightly different ingredients: heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Check out my favorite homemade Whipped Cream Frosting recipe. I use cane sugar in traditional whipped cream and powdered sugar in whipped cream frosting. (You can actually also use powdered sugar in whipped cream, so that's a personal preference and that part doesn't really matter.) It's the amount of sugar that matters. And that whipped cream frosting uses powdered sugar. There is more sugar in whipped cream frosting, and because I'm using powdered sugar, it gives it stability and so you can get more coverage on a cake than you would with traditional whipped cream. Using more powdered sugar in whipped cream frosting also makes it bright white and creamier in texture as opposed to airy like traditional whipped cream. It's also a little sweeter, as frosting should be!

chocolate cherry whipped cream cake

Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Organic Valley Sour Cream

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Lafaza Organic Ground Vanilla Bean

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Black Cherry Extract

chocolate cherry whipped cream cake

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

6-inch Cake Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off Kana, my favorite sustainable cake pans!)

Parchment Paper (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off Kana, my favorite non toxic parchment paper!)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line three 6-inch cake pans with parchment paper.

Step 2

To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and cane sugar and mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter. 

Add the eggs, milk, heavy whipping cream, and sour cream and mix on low until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again so there's no butter chunks. 

In a separate bowl, add the cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla bean, and sea salt and whisk together. Turn the mixer on low, and slowly add the flour mixture and mix on low until a smooth batter forms. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed so there's no flour bits. Measure the batter evenly into each cake pan, they should weigh about 226 grams each. 

Step 3

Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool completely in the pans. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 4

To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and cherry extract. Mix on low and gradually increase speed, as the mixture starts to thicken, until you are full speed. Whisk until stiff peaks form. 

Step 5

To assemble: Place the first cake layer on a plate or spinner. Top with a third of the frosting, andspread evenly. Repeat this process with the additional two cake layers. Top the cake with fresh cherries.

chocolate cherry whipped cream cake

Baker's Tips

  • Make sure your butter and dairy products are at room temperature. This makes your cake batter come together so easily and you won't have any lumps. It's truly worth the wait to have a perfectly smooth cake batter, as smooth cake batter is what will give you that perfect cake fluffy texture and good crumb.
  • Make sure your cakes are cool before removing from the cake pans. I like to freeze them for a little bit (like 15 to 20 minutes) so they are solid. This way, they come out easily and I can handle the cakes without worry of breaking them!
  • If you're looking for an organic black cherry extract, the one I use is linked here. If you don't have this, feel free to just use vanilla extract, you just won't have as strong of a cherry flavor with just the fruit.
  • Makes sure to use delicious ripe cherries! You can use traditional cherries, rainier cherries, or even strawberry cherries. All of them would be delicious on top of this cake!
  • Make sure to store this in the refrigerator if you don't eat it all, as whipped cream frosting needs to be stored in the fridge. It's also best to keep in an airtight container since the cake is naked (no frosting on the sides), as this will keep the cake moist.
chocolate cherry whipped cream cake

FAQ's

Can I use another kind of fruit?

Yes, feel free to use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, apricots, peaches… they would all be delicious on top instead of cherries. If you are going to change the fruit, I would use vanilla extract in place of the black cherry extract as well.

What if I don't have black cherry extract?

You can just use vanilla extract in its place if you don't have it.

Can I make this cake ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the cake layers ahead of time. But, I'd recommend putting the cake together the day of your party. If you want to bake the cake ahead of time, just wrap the cake layers in plastic wrap to keep them from drying out. The day of the party, just make the frosting and assemble the cake.

How should I store this cake?

Because this has a whipped cream frosting, it needs to be stored in the fridge. It also needs to be stored in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

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chocolate cherry whipped cream cake

Chocolate Cherry Whipped Cream Cake

Mimi Council
This moist chocolate cake is filled with black cherry whipped cream frosting and it's topped with fresh cherries for the best chocolate and cherry dessert! This cake looks seriously impressive, but it's incredibly easy to make!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 467 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Frosting

Topping

  • 170 grams cherries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line three 6-inch cake pans with parchment paper.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and cane sugar and mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.
  • Add the eggs, milk, heavy whipping cream, and sour cream and mix on low until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again so there's no butter chunks.
  • In a separate bowl, add the cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla bean, and sea salt and whisk together. Turn the mixer on low, and slowly add the flour mixture and mix on low until a smooth batter forms. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed so there's no flour bits. Measure the batter evenly into each cake pan, they should weigh about 226 grams each.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool completely in the pans.
  • To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and cherry extract. Mix on low and gradually increase speed, as the mixture starts to thicken, until you are full speed. Whisk until stiff peaks form.
  • To assemble: Place the first cake layer on a plate or spinner. Top with a third of the frosting, and spread evenly.
  • Repeat this process with the additional two cake layers. Top the cake with fresh cherries.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

Gluten Free — Replace the cake flour with 127 grams (¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 6gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 3gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 1042IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
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