Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cherry chocolate cognac teacakes

I made the cherry preserves with something else in mind. These below were exactly what was on my mind. ;)

Cherry chocolate cognac teacakes

Cherry pitting without a cherry pitter is a tough job

Cherries are on sale again. I went for lunch yesterday and saw that the supermart was selling them at $12.99/kg again. Thus, I got myself a modest 0.85kg worth of cherries. Since I was going to be on vacation soon, I thought that I shouldn't excessively hoard gorge purchase too much.

On a side note - I thought that these were pretty chocolatey on their own, and rolling them in cinnamon sugar is entirely optional (up to personal taste on the level of sweetness one likes).

Cherry chocolate cognac teacakes (adapted from Meeta at What's For Lunch Honey)
150g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped
100g butter, cubed
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
55g sugar
33g all purpose flour, sifted
50g homemade cherry preserves mixed with 1 tbsp cognac
35g ground cinnamon mixed with 75g granulated sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly butter mini baking tins with some butter.
In a saucepan melt chocolate and butter over a medium high heat until smooth.
Combine eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until well incorporated and fluffy.
Whisk together flour and chocolate mixture then pour over the eggs and sugar. Whisk gently until you have a thick, smooth and creamy mixture.
Spoon some of the mixture into the butter baking tins, filling only halfway, then add a few teaspoons of the preserve. Finally top off with the remaining batter.
Bake in the oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.
(*Optional) In a small box mix together the cinnamon and sugar. As soon as the cakes come out of the oven let them cool slightly then roll them in the cinnamon sugar to coat them .


  1. Mmm looks yum and I love anything with alcohol lol.  Even though I don't like to drink it, oddly enough.  No worries about meeting up -- have fun with your vaca!  Where are you going?  I've only really gone around Chinatown so far but going to Daiso and dinner with several bloggers tonight, then probably doing botanical gardens, the zoo, etc. with family later this week.  Let me know if you have any particular recommendations for sight-seeing, food, or prop shopping! haha. 

  2. im gg korea! cant wait since i love korean food and fashion heehee. u MUST go Ann Siang Hill area kays - v pretty shophouses to look see, and there's quite a few good patisseries there - Bonheur Patisserie, Flor Patisserie, and K-Ki...I've tried the last 2 and they're quite good! Am itching to try Bonheur too heh. And there's a Tampopo Deli at Liang Court in Clarke Quay that has super nice cream puffs!

    Sightseeing - try Little India, Esplanade area (go at night), Botanical Gardens (pack a picnic if possible! :) ), hmmm there's prob more but I can't think of any more at the mo haha. ;)

  3. Your cherry chocolate cognac teacakes look scrumptious ! Will try to make it someday before the cherry season ends! lol

  4. This looks so yummy! I would definitely give it a try!


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