So here's a little dessert I like to call "Instant quiet for both kids and parents."
I used Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake recipe from "How to be a Domestic Goddess". A quick aside, I bought this book after watching her food porn on TV and developing more than a little girl crush on her whole approach to food. I also loved the title of the book, how could I resist. Turns out it is a kick ass cookbook. I have made many of the recipes and loved them all. I highly recommend it if you are a baker. Now go buy it. Anyhow, back to the dessert.
Nigella's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake
Use about a 1/2 c of the cherry juice to create a slurry with about a tablespoon of corn starch Add it to the rest of the cherries and juice in a medium sized sauce pan on the stove over medium heat.
Stir and cook until the sauce thickens.
That's it. All that's left to do is ladle the still-warm sauce over the cake slices and enjoy the silence.