5 Very Cherry Desserts
Cherry season is back, so it's time to sink deep into all of the velvety decadence that this delicious fruit brings to the picnic table. Its gorgeous color and rich, sweet taste make cherries the perfect match for chocolate, whipped cream, pastries, and cakes alike! Check out all 5 of our very cherry desserts, and get ready to be tempted by some stunning sweet creations. Plus, the best part about these desserts is that the cherry is already on top
1. Chocolate Pudding & Cherry Jello Cake
Chocolate pudding is a favorite childhood snack, and for good reason! But instead of eating it out of a cup or bowl, why not try it in a beautiful bundt cake? To jazz up this chocolatey dessert, we've decided to add a layer of homemade, fruity jello filled fresh cherries. The smooth combination of chocolate pudding, cherry jello, and fresh fruit is a real treat for the taste buds, unlike anything you've ever experienced! Get the recipe for the Chocolate Pudding & Cherry Jello Cake.
2. French Black Cherry Clafoutis Cake
In case you've never had the pleasure of trying this sweet treat, clafoutis is a traditional French dessert with black cherries baked in a buttered dish. The delicate balance between simple ingredients makes for a whole mouthful of subtle, yet delicious flavor in each bite. The real secret to this cake's perfection is adding a dollop of cream cheese to make the batter airy and light while complimenting the sweet, yet tart flavor of the cherries! Get the recipe for the French Black Cherry Cake.
3. Cherry Cream Tart
Germany has a reputation for producing a wide range of fantastic cakes, and this traditional cherry cream tart that comes from the country's northern coastal region is no exception! The textures of the light, melt-in-your-mouth cream and puff pastry base contrast yet compliment each other perfectly, then the sweet and sour taste of the cherries brings it all home. From the homemade cherry compote right down to the creamy mousse, each bite is a deliciously tangy adventure! Get the recipe for the Cherry Cream Tart.
4. German Black Forest Cake With Cherries On Top
You might be surprised to learn that Black Forest cake didn't actually get its name from the Black Forest in Germany. The name most likely came from its main ingredient, the region's specialty liqueur made from cherries called kirschwasser. We left the alcohol out of this recipe and went straight for the good stuff – the rich chocolate cake base, light whipped cream frosting, and cherries, cherries, cherries! Wherever the name for this cake came from, we're just glad someone created it. And we're even happier to share this recipe with you! Get the recipe for the German Black Forest Cake.
5. Cherry Caramel Cake With A Cream Cheese Filling
Cherry pie is a true American classic that can be found at most 4th of July parties, birthdays, cookouts, and pretty much any other special occasion you can imagine. But we're not making cherry pie in this recipe. We're switching things up a bit and making cherry cake filled with a rich, sumptuous cream cheese filling and a whole army of Maraschino cherries, topped off with the most divine caramel sauce you've ever tasted. The tartness of the cherries plays against the sweetness of the caramel in ways you won't believe! Get the recipe for the Cherry Caramel Cake.
These 5 dessert ideas make a great sweet treat after a long summer's day, plus each one will turn heads as soon as you set it on the table. Run to the local grocery store and heat up that oven, because these cherry desserts are popping!