Dark Chocolate, Saffron & Cherries Cake

With some more delicious fresh cherries harvested during this month of June, I propose you this delicious dark chocolate, saffron, Greek yogurt and spices cake.

Flavor, texture, scent. This cake is pure enjoyment for all your senses.

Warning! This cake contains a powerful mix of aphrodisiac ingredients, including saffron and chocolate …. I warned you 😉

Dark Chocolate, Saffron & Cherries Cake
  • Preparation: 30 Minutes
  • Cooking: 45 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Servings: 6 people
  • Cost: Medium


  • 300 g fresh pitted cherries
  • 200 g white flour type 0 (I used white spelt flour)
  • 200 g greek yougurt (made with sheep's milk)
  • 180 g dark muscovado brown sugar
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 100 ml sunflower oil (cold pressed)
  • 50 g rice flour (or corn starch)
  • 50 g ground almond
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch table salt


  1. Dark Chocolate, Saffron & Cherries Cake
    • – melt the chocolate in a bain-marie together with the saffron;
    • – meanwhile, separate in two different bowls the egg yolks from the whites;
    • – whip the whites with the pinch of salt until stiff and keep them aside;
    • – add the sugar and the ground spices to the yolks;
    • – whisk them together for about 15 minutes, till you get a frothy cream;
    • – add the Greek yogurt and mix well;
    • – sift the flours onto the thus obtain mixture and mix well till they get completely absorbed;
    • – add the ground almonds and baking powder, mix well;
    • – add the oil and mix well till it gets absorbed completely;
    • – add the melted chocolate with saffron and mix well;
    • – add the the cherries and mix well;
    • – pour the whipped egg whites and mix gently, with a rotary movement from the bottom to the top of the bowl;
    • – once you have obtained a creamy and smooth mixture, pour it onto a greased baking tray (24 cm diameter);
    • – bake at 170 degrees for about 45 minutes;
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