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Cherry Cornmeal Cake with Chocolate Glaze

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This recipe is from the lovely ladies of Fleur-De-Licious.  A med student/law student high school friends combo that takes turns with the blog posts.  They are awesome and make me wonder what the heck I was doing with my time in college.  (Studying daddy, I swear!)

Pitting cherries without a cherry pitter is a pain in the butt, FYI.  However, totally worth it.

These ladies made their cake with a bourbon glaze but I have three kids that are gonna want a bite.  I could’ve gone for a powdered sugar glaze but I wanted some chocolate with my cherries!  I gave my neighbor some of this cake last week along with his loaf of zucchini herb bread.  He stopped me the next day and gave this cake rave reviews from him and his wife.

Fleur-De-Licious‘ cake was a bit thicker and their cherries didn’t all fall to the bottom.  I must’ve messed up on my flour a bit but that is OK because the chocolate glaze covers my flaws.

I didn’t change the recipe enough to post it here.  I only upped the salt and vanilla to 1 teaspoon each.  However, the changes they made to the original recipe that this is based off of are phenomenal.  Brown butter and brown sugar?  Genius!  I did whip up my own glaze, however, but feel free to use your favorite.

One bite…

My GeekyLinks are all Doctor Who related.  Some old and one new as we are gearing up for the new season that is supposed to come our way soon (August? September? not sure yet).  Also, just to make me feel a bit better about not going to Comic-Con.  You know what, I was busy that last resale day but I wasn’t sure which day to get tickets for anyway.  I was thinking maybe Sunday but didn’t get any and so of course the Doctor Who panel and the Fringe panel are on Sunday and I am not going.  *hrmph*  Anyways, a few months ago Scientists invent real “Doctor Who sonic screwdriver”, someone actually put a monetary value on the TARDIS, and (spoilers) new pictures of an upcoming episode.

Two bites…

Cherry Cornmeal Cake

via Fleur-De-Licious

Chocolate Glaze

adapted from Something Swanky


1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1-2 tablespoons milk


In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together adding the milk to your desired consistency.  Drizzle or spread on cooled cake.


About NerdyBaker

My name is Celina. I am a wife and mother of three. I love to bake, go to the movies, read when I can and I am kind of a great big nerd. Just don't tell my husband.

7 responses »

  1. Hi there, today I’m collecting recipes using cherries and/or almonds. Please drop me a line on if you are ok with me linking to your post on Carole’s Chatter. Cheers

  2. bakeaholicmama

    Oh my word! This sounds amazing!

  3. A regular old straw can make a workable poor-mans cherry pitter!

  4. FleurDeLicious

    It looks fantastic! Love the chocolate glaze with it. Makes me want to bake one for us!

  5. Bravo for making it kid friendly. It looks amazing!


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