Chocolate-Pecan Cake with Cherimoya Custard Sauce

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

Cherimoyas are also known as custard apples. They have an outer greenish to greenish-black skin and are eaten with the seeds discarded. They have a sweet flavor that resembles a blend of strawberries and pineapple. For desserts they must have achieved a perfect ripeness.


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter the inside of a 9-inch cake pan. Place a round of parchment or wax paper, cut to fit, in the bottom of the pan. Butter th