Chocolate cherry fudge cake with cherry sorbet

This divine, moist chocolate cake is dairy and wheat free so vegans can enjoy it! Treat yourself to the rich, moist deliciousness of this melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cherry fudge cake. The combination of juicy cherries and velvety chocolate makes it a real treat for the senses.

This cake is not only vegan, but also incredibly easy to make. With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you can whip up this decadent dessert in no time. The cherry sorbet adds a refreshing touch and perfectly complements the dense, chocolatey flavors of the cake.

Whether you’re vegan or simply love delicious desserts, this Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake with Cherry Sorbet is a stunning centerpiece for any occasion. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a piece of pure enjoyment.


  • 100g dried sour cherries
  • 5 tbsp brandy
  • 300g gluten and wheat free flour (we used Doves Farm)
  • 85g cocoa, plus some cocoa for dusting
  • 200g light, soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 350 ml rice milk (preferably unsweetened)
  • 150 ml agave syrup
  • some powdered sugar for dusting
  • 2 x 600g jars of cherry compote
  • 200g powdered sugar

Preparation steps

  1. Mix the compote with the sugar until smooth.
  2. To make the sorbet, transfer the mixture to a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid.
  3. Mix the cherries with brandy and let them soak for a few hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan/gas 3.
  5. Line the bottom of a 20 cm round, bare-bottomed baking tin with baking paper.
  6. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder, bicarb and xanthan gum.
  7. In a separate bowl, stir together oil, rice milk and agave syrup.
  8. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.
  9. Add the soaked cherries and any brandy and scrape everything into the tin.
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is crispy and the center is juicy.
  11. Let the cake cool in the tin.
  12. Carefully transfer the cake to a serving plate.
  13. Dust the cake with cocoa and powdered sugar.
  14. Serve the cake with the cherry sorbet.

Nutritional Information

582 18g 3g 101g 71g 3g 4g 0.7g

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Electric mixer (optional)
  • Round cake tin
  • baking paper
  • Wire frame

Allergen information

This recipe is gluten and wheat free. However, it contains brandy and agave syrup and therefore may not be suitable for those with alcohol or fructose intolerances.

Storage and leftovers

Store the chocolate cherry fudge cake in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the cake for up to 2 months. To serve leftovers, simply thaw them at room temperature. Cherry sorbet will keep in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Health Benefits of Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake with Cherry Sorbet

Treating yourself to a delicious dessert doesn’t necessarily mean compromising on your health. The combination of ingredients in this chocolate cherry fudge cake with cherry sorbet not only provides a delicious treat, but also several health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some of the nutritional aspects of this delicious dessert.

Dried sour cherries

As the main ingredient, dried tart cherries not only add a touch of tangy flavor to the tart, but also provide a number of health benefits. These cherries are a great source of antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which have been linked to improved brain health and reduced inflammation. In addition, they are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and potassium.


Although brandy is consumed in small quantities in this recipe, it still offers some health benefits. It contains certain compounds such as ellagic acid and quercetin, which have antioxidant properties and may help protect against heart disease. However, to reap these benefits, it is important to consume alcohol in moderation.

Gluten and wheat free flour

Thanks to the use of gluten-free and wheat-free flour, this cake is also suitable for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. This type of flour is usually made from a combination of alternative grains such as rice flour, corn flour or potato flour. It can contribute to a healthier digestive system and relieve symptoms such as bloating and discomfort in people with gluten intolerance.


Cocoa, the main ingredient for the rich chocolate taste, has surprisingly beneficial properties. It is a rich source of flavonoids, especially flavanols, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Regular consumption of cocoa is associated with improved heart health, lower blood pressure and improved brain function.

Light soft brown sugar

While sugar should be consumed in moderation, opting for light brown sugar over refined white sugar may offer some benefits. Brown sugar is less processed, which preserves some minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. Even if the amounts present may be small, every nutrient counts, no matter how small!

Agave syrup

Using agave syrup as a natural sweetener instead of traditional sugar gives the cake a touch of sweetness. Agave syrup is derived from the agave plant and is said to have a lower glycemic index compared to regular sugar. This means it is less likely to experience rapid spikes in blood sugar, making it a better option for people controlling their blood sugar levels.

Rice milk

This recipe uses rice milk, a popular alternative to milk. It is lactose-free and therefore suitable for people with lactose intolerance or milk allergies. Rice milk also contains less fat and calories compared to cow’s milk, which can be beneficial for those watching their calorie intake.

Cherry compote

To complement the cake, this recipe includes cherry compote. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, cherries offer a range of health benefits. They are known to support a healthy immune system, reduce oxidative stress, and promote better sleep due to their natural melatonin content.

powdered sugar

When making cherry compote, powdered sugar is used. Although it makes it sweeter, it’s important to consume sugar in moderation. To balance your sugar intake, it’s best to enjoy this dessert occasionally and incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables into the rest of your diet.

With these health-boosting ingredients, this Chocolate Cherry Fudge Cake with Cherry Sorbet allows you to indulge your sweet tooth without compromising on nutrition. Remember to control portions and enjoy this delicious dessert as part of a balanced diet.

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