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Jubilee Chocolate Cake

Jubilee Chocolate CakeHershey's version of the classic dessert, Cherries Jubilee, is a rich chocolate cake served with vanilla ice cream and flaming cherry sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
1 1/2 cups cake flour or 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar - divided use
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Flaming Cherry Sauce:
1 (16 or 17-ounces) can pitted dark or light sweet cherries, drained (reserve 3/4 cup liquid)
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Dash salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1/4 cup cherry-flavored liqueur or brandy

Vanilla ice cream for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cake: Stir baking soda into buttermilk in medium bowl until dissolved; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  3. Stir together flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa and salt. Add oil, buttermilk mixture, egg yolks and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  4. Beat egg whites in small bowl until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold egg whites into chocolate batter. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan.
  7. Cut into squares; top each square with scoop of ice cream and serving of Flaming Cherry Sauce.
  8. For Flaming Cherry Sauce: Stir together reserved cherry liquid, sugar, cornstarch and salt in chafing dish or medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils, about 1 minute. Add cherries and orange peel; heat thoroughly. Gently heat liqueur in small saucepan over low heat; pour over cherry mixture. Carefully ignite with match. Stir gently; serve as directed. (Repeat procedure for sufficient amount of sauce for entire cake.) Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Makes 12 to 15 servings.

*To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.