• 150 g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 200 g Belgian plain chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 275 g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 75 g plain flour, sifted
  • 300 g soft cheese
  • 200 g frozen dark sweet cherries, thawed as per pack instructions


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Grease a 20 x 30cm baking tin and line with baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Combine the butter and chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and stir continuously until melted, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Cool, then stir in 225g of the caster sugar. Beat in 3 eggs, one by one, then mix in the flour and set aside.

  3. 3

    In a separate bowl, whisk the soft cheese with the remaining 50g caster sugar and 2 eggs, until creamy. Drop alternate spoonfuls of each mixture into the prepared baking tin. Using a spoon, swirl together to create a marbled effect. Scatter the cherries on top and bake for 30-35 minutes. Place on a wire rack, cover with foil and allow to cool before serving.


    Cook's tip: keep your freezer stocked with a range of frozen berries and mix and match whatever takes your fancy.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1013kj 242kcal 12%
  • Fat 15.6g 22%
  • Saturates 9.0g 45%
  • Sugars 18.1g 20%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1411kj/337kcal

Each serving provides

21.0g carbohydrate 1.0g fibre 4.0g protein

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