Black Forest Cake
this cherry-chocolate cake and praise German cuisine once more!
This great-looking cake
is originally called Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte. As for me, this
name itself is very juicy and delicious as the cake! It's not at all difficult
to cook, so carefully study the recipe below, put on your apron, and get
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 cherry
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.
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 layer(s).
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 the cake.
Now, get your cup of
tea or coffee, and Guten Appetit!
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