Fluted tube pans should be well greased and floured before adding the batter. After the cake tests done, transfer the pan to a wire rack and allow to cool for only 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan.
"Yum - what moist, rich cake!" is a typical comment when folks take a bite of this lovely dessert. Bittersweet chocolate and strong coffee pair up to deliver the distinctive taste. A dusting of confectioners' sugar is all you need to top this flavorful cake.
-Mark Trinklein, Racine, Wisconsin
This recipe uses dried cherries, which adds lots of chewy flavor, while almond paste guarantees a moist cake. You can use amaretto in place of the orange juice in both the batter and glaze.—Myrna Tycholaz, Winnipeg, Manitoba