Chocolate Cherry Christmas Fruitcake

by Shirley@Køkken on December 20, 2012 · 16 comments

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Chocolate Cherry Christmas Fruitcake

HELLO ALL ! It’s been a long while since I last updated this space. I thank all who had messaged and emailed me with well wishes for my father. He has made gradual progress and is getting stronger. We are doing all we can to help him elevate his spirits and enhance his immunity against infections. The whole episode has been a life changing albeit tiring experience – one from which we have learnt not to take good health for granted , realised that good healthcare in Singapore can be expensive and become more aware how government’s incessant stress on preparing for an aging population rings so true and wise….

Work commitments have also taken me away to the US and Europe for a whole month, making it practically impossible for me to keep up with my blogging hobby.  I did however, managed to steal some time off to attend Joycelyn Shu’s Fabulous Fall Desserts at Shermay’s Cooking School.

This recipe yields one of the best fruit cakes I have ever tasted and it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise when you have a cake that is laden with luscious tart Italian Amarena cherries, Valrhona chocolate chips and fresh crunchy walnuts. I had known instantly that I would want to bake this for Christmas when I had first tasted this. Hence,2 of the items on my thankfully short shopping list during my business trip last month was a monolithic tin of Amarena Cherries and a bottle of Kirsch.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to share the recipe here but imagine a fine crumbed chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate chips ,accented with sour cherries and bathed in a thin veil of Kirsch glaze, you could probably formulate something close to this.

I hope I will be back again really soon and I promise the next time, there will be goodies to share…. Have a Great Holiday and Be Well! 

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Viveka December 21, 2012

You do everything so delicious, stylish and pretty … always a pleasure to visit your world.
I wish you a plentiful Christmas .. with warmth, togetherness and joy – plus a fantastic ending with a gentle beginning. Viveka


2 Gertrude December 21, 2012

It is never easy when our love ones are sick but will all your tender loving care I am sure your dad will be well soon. Here wishing you a very Merry Christmas and May the year 2013 bring you peace, love and joy!


3 Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013!


4 Shirley@Køkken December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas to you too, Sonia!


5 Kl December 24, 2012

You can find the same recipe in david lebovitz’s room for dessert. Or you can google for it. While you are at it check out his fresh gimger cake too


6 Shirley@Køkken December 26, 2012

Thanks for sharing, KL!


7 daphne January 9, 2013

Happy New Year!!!! Can’t wait for more recipes from you this year 😉

And I really do like how dark and sexy your photos have become!!! This cherry chocolate cake looks like it is good for any time in the year.


8 Shirley@Køkken January 21, 2013

Happy New Year to you too, Daphne…. Hopefully, I will get to post again soon…


9 Quay Po Cooks January 18, 2013

Hi Shirley, sorry to hear that your dad is not well but I am sure he will have a speedy recovery under your loving care. Very soon, you will able to enjoy your blogging hobby again.


10 Shirley@Køkken January 21, 2013

Thanks, Veronica!


11 Autism United January 31, 2013

Pretty presentation.


12 Joyti February 1, 2013

I hope things are getting better for you, and wish you a happy 2013


13 Shirley@Køkken February 3, 2013

Thanks, Joyti – things are still challenging but I am determined to stay on top of things…


14 Terri October 22, 2013

Thanks for no recipe.


15 Sandy December 1, 2013

Please can you tell me the reciepe for the chocolate cherry christmas fruit cake or where on the net can I find it

Many thank


16 Shirley@Køkken December 14, 2013

Hi Sandy, unfortunately I can’t share this recipe as it was proprietary of Shermay’s Cooking School. You may try to contact them. Thanks.


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