The tart cherries should still work fine and yes, use the same amount of rum. This recipe is simple and decadent! Then I mix it with the rum soaked cherries and some condensed milk. I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe! The cake is loaded with two pounds of lightly cooked cherries, topped with a pound of fresh cherries, caramel cream, and fluffy chocolate cake sponge, and finally sprinkled with shaved best-tasting organic chocolate, it’s fair to say that self-control takes a little more effort around this exquisite goodness. thank you sis. I just melted the chocolate. If you make this  Drunken Cherry Cake Recipe please share a picture with me on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. Think that would change things up too much? I’m hoping to make it for a birthday cake, but will need to make it a couple days before. if there anything to note with this recipe?? You think this rum will give the same taste to the cake or Golden rum has a different taste? Canned cherries would work. Same for me, it didn’t rise at all, I think it’s because I didn’t beat the dry ingredients long enough. Loaded with two pounds of lightly cooked cherries, topped with a pound of fresh cherries, caramel cream, and fluffy chocolate cake sponge, and finally sprinkled with shaved best-tasting organic chocolate, it’s fair to say that self-control takes a little more effort around this exquisite goodness. 1 teaspoon baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar I think it would still taste good with half the sugar. I have never tried this cake but it reminds me of “belochka” because of the technique. Welcome to my kitchen! The cake is loaded with two pounds of lightly cooked cherries, topped with a pound of fresh cherries, caramel cream, and fluffy chocolate cake sponge, and finally sprinkled with shaved best-tasting organic chocolate, it’s fair to say that self-control takes a little… Thank you for that suggestion. Hi Luci, we do not at this time. (454 g) – fresh cherries to top the cake. 1. Or if i made it all but didn’t assemble it would that work? Love love love. I love and have made so many of your recipes but this one needs a makeover big time. One of the problems is over mixing the batter and deflating the air bubbles. I’m surprised to hear your cake was dry and I am always happy to help troubleshoot. I agree, this cake is one delicious dessert. (See HERE how I precut the sponge with a knife and finish with thread.). And just like that the recipe was forgotten and since then I never tried to find a proper alternative because of my previous failed attempts. Support the sides of the cake as you press the filling in. Frozen cherries can be used as well. If you have canned cherries in the juice, that works best; otherwise, make this chunky cherry syrup. ; While eggs and sugar mix, in a separate bowl sift baking powder, flour and cocoa together. Oh really cool awesome but how much would I need like 16 or 20 oz and would i have to drain the syrup and also would it go into the liquor mixture cuz I’m thinking of making this cake sometime for my sissy she usually gets a slice from this trendy kosher caf in Brooklyn but wanna make something close to it cuz she works very hard lots of times (last night she babysat 2 babies a 3 year old and a 5 month old from 5 30 till 11 or 11 30) and she was totally zonked even tho we r 14 years apart but we r very close and wanna show that I think of her. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Halie! Did you use a different type of flour maybe? This cake is the moistest, and softest when it sits at room temp for at least 30 min before serving. I hope you love the cake . Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for about 15-20 seconds (do not over mix). Looks like an excellent cake! Refrigerate the cake for 15-20 min, then frost the top and sides. I used your cake and put a can of semi-drained cherry pie filling in the cake mix. And, thank you! This post may contain affiliate links. If you like cherry but want something a bit lighter, you may enjoy making our homemade cherry Jello cake recipe for your family. This Drunken Cherry cake is anything but ordinary. You’re brave to keep on eating it , Made this cake for our housewarming party and it was a success! Cook on a medium-low heat for 3 hours. I’ve made it 4 times in the past month and everyone keeps asking me to make more. This drunken cherry cake is one of the first cakes that I made and still make it ,because it’s everybody’s favorite and is often requested for parties. Cut off the thin top layer of a cake and set aside. Looking forward to making this cake again for family gatherings? I should try making that version as well. Just would like to make sure I understood you correctly: it will be 1 1/3 cup + 1/4 cup of flour. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together 4 Tbsp soft butter, 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 2 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla. You could even use the cherry syrup instead of water for more cherry flavor. Since cherries are not in season right now I would use frozen cherries to make the syrup (Costco sells frozen cherries). Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user. Thanks for sharing! And way chocolate-y. 3/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used one that is a blend of natural and dutched cocoa) You can still use thawed frozen cherries or cherries in a very light (watery) syrup. I made this cake and I really enjoy the taste of it, love chocolate cakes overall? . Or would that change the taste drastically? Can’t wait to try making it. I haven’t tried that but I imagine that it would taste great :). It was even better to eat it.