Black Forest Upside Down Cakes

Everyday Food: The Light Issue If jarred sour cherries are not available, frozen sweet cherries, thawed and drained, may be substituted. Substitute 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice for the cherry juice.

Yield: 2 servings ( Serving Size: cakes )
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  • 1/3 cup(s) all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) drained jarred sour cherries (1 teaspoon juice reserved)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup(s) plus 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon(s) rum
  • 1/4 cup(s) unsalted butter (1/2 stick), room temperature
  • 1/4 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon(s) whole milk


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cherry juice in the bottom of each of two 8 ounce ramekins. Microwave ramekins until butter and brown sugar are melted and bubbling, about 1 minute. Arrange cherries in a tightly packed layer in the bottom of each ramekin.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In another small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in egg yolk, then flour mixture and milk. Divide batter between ramekins.
  3. 3. Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cake comes out with only a few crumbs attached, about 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack, 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and rum until soft peaks form. Run a paring knife around edge of each cake and invert onto a plate. Serve cakes with rum whipped cream.
January 2010

This recipe is a personal recipe added by psfreeman and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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