I, however, triumphed in the kitchen with my Black Forest Push-Up Cakes. This is more an assembly process than a recipe.
1/3 cup simple syrup (pg. 205 in Chocolate Crimes)
1 teaspoon cherry brandy
Put into squeeze bottle and set aside.
chocolate pound cake (pg. 156 in Chocolate Crimes)
Cut cake circles (about 1/2-inch thick) using a round cutter that will fit inside the push up pops.
2 cans premium cherry pie filling
Place in open ended piping bag. Using a piping bag keeps the sides cleaner than using a spoon.
1 cup stabilized whipped cream (pg. 206 in Chocolate Crimes)
Place in piping bag with star tip.
Insert plungers into a Styrofoam base to hold upright. (I have an acrylic stand on order from Sugarcraft.)