Cherry Thunder Cake – Kids in the Kitchen

It’s time for Kid in the Kitchen…. Dessert Edition!!!

I really had a hard time waiting to share this one. I have had this ready for 2 days and about to explore from the excitement!

First of all it’s made with about 3 different kinds of chocolate, with cherries and this gooey glaze that is so good. This was made by CB with a little mommy guidance.  She also named it. It was so good.

By the way, this Nocciolata we used in the recipe is some great stuff. It’s an organic Hazelnut and Cocoa spread. This deliciously smooth spread is gluten-free, kosher and has no palm oil, hydrogenated fat, artificial flavors or artificial colors. It’s my latest obsession. This stuff is amazing, I could literally just use my fingers and eat it by it’s self. CB likes to put it on bread and eat it on sandwiches. It’s organic and I actually understood the ingredients list which always rates high on my mom radar. Ok, enough about my latest fave and on to the recipe.



1/2 cup Nocciolate
4 Eggs
1 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
3/4 cups Cocoa Powder
Handful of Cherries
1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 cups Flour
Salt Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoon Cherry Extract
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1/3 Cup Milk


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

Beat Butter and brown Sugar in a bowl for 3 mins until fluffy.


Add Eggs one at a time, beating in between each. Set Aside.

In another bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.


On low setting, Slowly pour dry mix into butter mix beating as you go.


Add 1/2 of your Nicciolate, Cherries, Chips, and some cherry extract. Mix well with spoon.


Bake in two separate round cake pans till done.


Cover bottom layer with the remainder of your Nocciolate.


Put your other layer on top.


Add your powder sugar in a separate bowl, mix in some of your milk, 1 tablespoon of cherry extract to create the glaze. If it’s to thin add more sugar, if it’s too think add more milk. Poke holes around the cake  with a fork and then cover the top of the cake with your glaze. This glaze tastes just like the stuff you find in the middle of a cordial cherry.


Add some cherries on top for decoration.


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  1. Looks so good! I’m drooling over here!!!

  2. Omg, my kids would die! They love chocolate and cherries! This looks awesome, Becka! CB did a great job!

  3. What a fun cake to make with the kiddos!

  4. The foundation set looks great !

  5. Yes! Looks really good. My oldest loves to help bake. She’s good at cracking eggs, measuring, and stirring.

  6. This dessert looks divine! I want to eat it! And your pictures are great

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I would be afraid of eating the whole thing by myself! lol

    This looks absolutely fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

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