Chocolate Cherry Streusel Cake
- 1-1/2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1-2/3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 16 oz container light sour cream
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup dried cherries
- confectioners' sugar (optional) for garnish
Cooking time 70mins
Preheat oven to 325 deg. Grease and flour a 10" bundt pan. In a small bowl, combine chocolate chips, cocoa, cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar; set aside.
In a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat 1-1/3 cup sugar and butter until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl.
Reduce spped to low; add flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, sour cream and eggs; beat until well-mixed. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl. Stir in dried cherries.
Spread one-third of batter into pan; sprinkle with half the chocolate mixture. Top with half the remaining batter; sprinkle with remaining chocolate mixture.
Pour in the rest of the batter.
Bake cake 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes.
Invert cake onto rack to cool completely. Garnish with confectioners' sugar, if you'd like.