Cherries are a delicious fruit and a perfect addition to any dessert because of their complex flavor that perfectly combines sweetness and tartness in one tasty and juicy little bite. These 15 desserts from our Food Monster App feature cherries in some amazing ways, and you just have to try them! Check them out and find your new favorite sweet treat!
1. Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks
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This is a delicious almond flapjack recipe with a hidden layer of jam and dried fruit, finished off with an oat crumble. The incorporated dried cherries give a lovely chewy texture to these Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks from Holly Jade while adding in an extra burst of cherry flavor!
2. Coconut Tart With Chia Cherry Jam
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This stunning Coconut Tart With Chia Cherry Jam from Adam Graczynski is absolutely delightful to eat and easy to make. Its simple date and almond crust is topped with a creamy coconut layers and finished with some homemade chia jam. It’s three layers of awesome in one decadent dessert.
3. No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake
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This No-Bake Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake from Maya Sozer is definitely a chocolate lover’s cherry cheesecake. The dark chocolate and cherry combination is already divine, but it somehow manages to get even better when it meets the cashew cream and hazelnut crust. Drooling enough yet?
4. Cherry and Pistachio Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Enjoy these festive and decadent Cherry and Pistachio Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Rachel Clarke, with the added crunch of pistachios! The fresh cherries give an added sweetness to the cookie that is absolutely delicious.
5. Chocolate Cherry Pizza Tart
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Who said pizzas have to be cheesy or savory? This Chocolate Cherry Pizza Tart from Hannah Sunderani has a chocolate and almond oat base smothered in a chocolate hazelnut spread and topped with fresh cherries, coconut flakes, and dark chocolate shavings. The thin, crisp crust makes the indulgent toppings shine in the spotlight.
6. Black Forest Trifle Cake
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Layers of cake, cherry filling, and coconut whipped cream make this Black Forest Trifle Cake from Kristen Genton as pretty as it is delicious. Whip this together and try to not eat it all out of the bowl!
7. Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream
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Cashews and coconut cream give this Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream from Kirsten Kaminski its super smooth, creamy texture that will disprove all myths that non-dairy ice cream is too icy. The classic combo of cherries and chocolate is made even better because this recipe uses fresh cherries and indulgent dark chocolate chunks.
8. Cherry Jam Cookie Bars
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Amazing bright and vibrant cherry jam sandwiched between two soft cookie dough slices made from flax and almond meal. These irresistible Cherry Jam Cookie Bars from Krisztina Berta are loaded with all kinds of good stuff. Deliciously sweet but awesomely healthy!
9. Cherry Zucchini Bundt Cake With Date Glaze
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This Cherry Zucchini Bundt Cake With Date Glaze recipe from Heather Poire is a sweeter spin on zucchini bread where the vegetable takes the form of a bundt cake instead. The cake is naturally sweetened by fresh cherries, applesauce, and dates and is finished with a simple date glaze.
10. Rustic Cherry Rhubarb Galette
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This Rustic Cherry Rhubarb Galette from Gretchen Price is the perfect way to celebrate the fruit that’s available to us during the warm season. The tartness of the rhubarb is balanced by the sweet, ripe cherries and then the filling is wrapped in a crumbly galette crust and baked until it’s golden brown and bubbling.
11. Black Sesame and Chocolate Cherry Coconut Bars
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These Black Sesame and Chocolate Cherry Coconut Bars from Laura Peill have this gooey chocolate cherry top, sprinkled with crunchy nuts and cacao nibs, which is slathered on top of a soft and chewy crust studded with chia seeds and black sesame seeds. The base gets a slight sweetness from the coconut butter, while the tart cherries are complimented by the soft caramel-like dates.
12. Cherry Ripe Brownies
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This thick, rich brownie recipe uses cherries, coconut, and – of course – lots of chocolate to make a mouthwateringly good sweet treat. The dates base for these Cherry Ripe Brownies from Buffy-Ellen Gill give them a fudgy consistency that compliments the rich flavor of the cherries and the tropical hints from the coconut.
13. Cherry Cashew Cheesecake
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This Cherry Cashew Cheesecake from Maria Koutsogiannis is the perfect excuse to treat yourself! It is so simple to make, easy to follow, and make without added sugars — just natural sweetness from fruit. It has a layer of creamy cherry cheesecake, a luxurious strawberry cream, and a hidden chocolate banana layer in the middle.
14. Black Forest Chocolate Mousse Cake
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Chocolate and cherry … quite possibly the best combination on earth. This Black Forest Chocolate Mousse Cake from Gretchen Price may not include the alcohol-soaked cherries and Kirschwasser of a true Black Forest cake, but it’s definitely not lacking in flavor. Some might say that chocolate mousse is not a component of a true Black Forest cake, but it should be! This combination of chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, cherries, and coconut whipped cream is going to win you over — we promise.
15. Peanut Cinnamon Crepes With Cherry Yogurt Filling
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These Peanut Cinnamon Crepes With Cherry Yogurt Filling from Laura Grosch are about to be your new favorite breakfast recipe that doubles as dessert! The recipe for homemade soy yogurt filling is decadent and creamy!
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