A rich and sweet coffee cake filled with cherry and chocolate!
I find that making coffee cakes, quick breads or muffins (like Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins) is extremely satisfying.
They are not complicated, and the batters come together quickly. The somewhat long bake time is offset by the incredible aroma that fills the kitchen (and gives you a chance to drink more coffee whilst wandering around aimlessly online.)
Why you’ll love this recipe
A coffee cake creates an air of excitement in the house when your family discovers that they can put aside the cereal and English muffins for one or two mornings, and dig into slices of these rich cakes instead.
And this cake is loaded with cherries and chocolate, swirled into a sweet, vanilla batter. Yum!
This cake is also a great one to bring to a potluck, brunch gathering or to a friend who needs some cheering up. Cherry and chocolate will lift spirits for sure.
How to make this recipe
Step 1: Chop the cherries
Use a sharp knife or food processor to chop the cherries into small pieces.
Step 2: Make the batter
Mix the dry ingredients together. Separately, mix together the butter, sugar, yogurt and eggs. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, and then stir in the cherries and chocolate chunks.
Step 3: Bake the cake
Pour the batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake the cake for just over an hour. Allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes before you slice into it!
You will love this coffee cake as much as I do, I just know it! The recipe is below, and I have a few more treats that you should check out – they go great with a cup of coffee:
This recipe is also included in the round-up, Chocolate Desserts For Valentine’s Day.
>> Have you tried this coffee cake? Leave a comment down below for me, and a star rating for the recipe!
Cherry Chocolate Coffee Cake
- 2 cups cherries, fresh or frozen, pitted
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, unbleached
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vanilla-flavored yogurt, like Yoplait (Use regular yogurt, not Greek)
- 5 large eggs
- 4 ounces (about 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
- Confectioner’s sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 10-1/2-inch Bundt pan.
- Place the cherries into a food processor and pulse several times to finely chop them. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend the butter and sugar together on medium speed for 5 minutes until they’re light and fluffy. Add in the yogurt and blend to combine. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in the flour mixture to the bowl in three batches, mixing slowly after each batch until just combined.
- Use a rubber spatula to stir the chocolate and the cherries into the batter. Stir them just until they’re mixed in.
- Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan and spread it to an even layer.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 60-65 minutes, checking the cake with a tester inserted into the center. The tester should come out clean – remove the cake from the oven as soon as this happens.
- Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes and then invert it onto a cooling rack. Once the cake is cool transfer it to a serving dish. Sprinkle the entire top generously with confectioner’s sugar.
- Cut the cake into wedges to serve. Once completely cooled, the cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for 3-4 days. Makes 8-10 good-sized portions.
Recipe updated 05-2019.