What doesn't go well with chocolate, anyway? Not fresh (or even frozen) cherries, that's for sure. The two are pitch perfect together. Take this cake, for starters: It has cocoa powder in the batter, plus lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and buttermilk, for well rounded flavor, and then a cherry on top, make that many cherries that are evenly distributed on top of the cake before it goes into the oven to bake.
- For the buttermilk, mix 1/2 cup milk with 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice.
- Let stand for 15 minutes before using.
- Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F.