Black Forest Cake is originally called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. As
for me, the name itself is as juicy and delicious as the cake itself!
It's not at all difficult to bake, so carefully study the recipe
below, put on your sexy apron, and get started!
Black Forest Cake Recipe:
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (butter-) milk
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup Schwarzwaelder Kirschwasser (I used home-made
1 cup sugar powder
1 pinch salt
1 can (0.5 liter) pitted cherries, drained
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon kirschwasser
1 square semisweet
chocolate, or remaining crumbs
Preheat oven to
350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line the bottoms of two 8 inch round
pans with parchment paper circles (since I didn't have such paper,
I just greased the pans). Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda
and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and
beat well. Add vanilla. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk,
beat until combined.
Pour into 2 round 8 inch pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until
a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool completely.
Remove paper (if any) from under the cakes. Cut each layer in half,
horizontally, making 4 layers total (as you can see from my picture,
I chose not to cut the layers because they looked too fragile to
cut them). Sprinkle layers with 1/2 cup Kirschwasser.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon
vanilla and 1 tablespoon Kirschwasser. Add sugar powder, and a pinch
of salt. Beat again. Spread first layer of cake with 1/3 of the
filling (use 1/2 of the filling if you have only 2 layers instead
of 4). Top with 1/3 (2/3) of the cherries. Repeat with the remaining
Frost top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with chocolate curls made
by using a potato peeler on semisweet baking chocolate. Or you can
use the remaining crumbs to sprinkle the sides of your Black Forest Cake.
Now, get your
cup of tea or coffee, and Guten Appetit!
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