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Cherry Amaretto Poppy Seed Cake

It is the cherry season and what a better way to celebrate it than with a cake. But not an ordinary cake - an amaretto flavoured poppy seed cake that is extremely light and fluffy, and filled with cherry jam! Can you also believe that this cake is refined sugar free?! Continue reading to get the recipe for this healthy cake!


For the cherry filling:

  • 400 g cherries (pitted)

  • 20 ml amaretto *

  • 20 g maple syrup (or honey)

For the ganache topping:

  • 50 g dark chocolate

  • 50 ml of coconut milk

For the cake:

  • 4 eggs

  • 60 g maple syrup (or honey)

  • 40 g stevia

  • 100 g spelt flour

  • 40 g poppy seeds

  • 40 ml amaretto

  • 20 g cacao butter

  • 2 g vanilla powder


For the cherry filling:

  1. Place all the ingredients for the cherry filling in a pan on the stove at medium heat.

  2. Break down the cherries and mix well.

  3. Once most of the moisture from the cherries evaporates, remove the jam from the stove and let it cool.

For the ganache topping:

  1. Heat up the coconut milk on the stove.

  2. Break the chocolate into small pieces.

  3. Pour the hot coconut milk on top of the chocolate pieces, wait for 2 minutes and stir vigorously to combine the two ingredients together into a smooth ganache.

  4. Let it cool down while you prepare the cake batter.

For the cake:

  1. Separate the egg yolks and the egg whites.

  2. Let the egg whites reach room temperature before beating them to stiff peaks with the maple syrup (honey) using a mixer. When you add the liquid sweetener, do that little by little.

  3. Next, whisk the egg yolks with the stevia and the amaretto.

  4. Add the yolk mixture to the egg whites and mix gently using a spatula by trying not to deflate the air in the egg whites.

  5. Next, fold in the spelt flour, the poppy seeds and the vanilla powder (little by little).

  6. Melt the cacao butter and add it to the batter.

  7. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Place the batter in a round tin and bake it for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  8. Let the cake cool down and cut it in half.

  9. Sandwich the cake with the cherry jam.

  10. Finally, cover the cake with chocolate ganache and place it in the fridge for several hours.

  11. Happy baking and enjoy!


* Amaretto combines extremely well with cherries. However, you can try the recipe out using also other types of liquors.

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