Amarena cherries and mascarpone cake


An amarena cherry and mascarpone cake with a beautiful pink colour. Lovely for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or, for example, during a baby shower.

1 hours 40 minutes 12 people Pie and cake
Amarena cherries and mascarpone cake


(✓ Tip: click to check off)

  • 400 grams of self-raising flour + extra
  • 400 grams of sugar
  • 400 gram butter + extra
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar

Ingredients mascarpone topping

  • 200 grams of amarena cherries
  • 4 tablespoons of amarena cherry syrup
  • 500 grams of mascarpone
  • 300 grams of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • 20 ml of liquid red colouring
  • small handful of mini marshmallows
  • pink sugar decoration
Amarena cherries and mascarpone cake ingredients
↑ click on the photo to enlarge

Kitchen equipment

(✓ Tip: click to check off)

  • oven
  • 1 or 2 springform tins
  • silicone brush
  • stand mixer
  • silicone spatula
  • wooden skewer
  • cooling rack
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • palette knife or spatula


1 hours 40 minutes 12 people Pie and cake

View the original recipe via:

Preparation - 10 minutes

Start making 2 simple cakes. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 165 degrees Celsius or 330 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix 400 grams of sugar, 400 grams of butter and vanilla sugar together in the stand mixer until smooth.

Add the eggs 1 by 1 and keep mixing. Then add the flour little by little and keep mixing, until it's a nice smooth and yellowish cake batter.

Use butter to coat the springform tins and dust with a thin layer of flour.

Baking cakes - 1 hour + waiting time

Divide the cake batter over the 2 springform tins. Bake the cakes in the oven for about an hour. Don't open the oven in the meantime, otherwise, it may cause the cakes to collapse!

Insert the cakes with a wooden skewer after an hour to see if the cakes are done. Does the skewer come out clean? The cakes are done. Transfer the cakes to a cooling rack.

Amarena cherries and mascarpone cake
Amarena cherries and mascarpone cake

Finishing the amarena cherries and mascarpone cake - 30 minutes

Finely chop the amarena cherries. Mix the cream cheese with 4 tablespoons of syrup from the amarena cherries, the chopped amarena cherries and the food colouring.

Only then stir in the mascarpone, since you can stir mascarpone as little as possible. If you stir it too long, the mascarpone will become quite liquid.

Season the mascarpone topping with more powdered sugar if you would like a sweeter cake. Spread a layer of pink cream on top of one of the cakes.

Then place the second cake on top and spread the remaining pink cream over the top and sides. You can get a smoother result with a palette knife or spatula.

Finish the cake by sprinkling pink sugar decorations on top and the mini marshmallows in the middle. Enjoy!

What do you think of this recipe?
2 votes

Did you make this recipe or are you planning to?
Mention @ohmydish, tag #ohmydish on Instagram or save this recipe!

← Previous recipe
Green cabbage mash