Black Forest Cake Recipe - Best of All
This is one of my favourite desserts. If you want to please everyone around the dinner table, this cake recipe is one of the best. Whether it's a birthday cake, halloween cake or whatever kind of celebration, this black forest cake is going to fill everyone and who's going to refuse the cherries on top -- no one. The next time you go to a bakery, ask the clerk what the best selling dessert cake is and see if I'm right.
200 mL (3/4 cup) sugar
125 mL (1/2 cup cocoa powder
250 mL (1 cup) all purpose flour
375 mL (1 & 1/2 cups) drained, pitted cherries
1 L (4 cups) whipping cream, whipped
25 mL (2 tablespoons ) Kirsch
25 mL (2 tablespoons ) clear corn syrup
500 mL (2 cups) shaved semi-sweet chocolate
10-15 maraschino cherries for garnish
> Cream eggs and sugar together until
> Combine flour and cocoa; slowly stir into egg mixture, beat until smooth.
> Turn batter into a greased and floured 22.5 cm (9inch) round cake pan.
> Bake at 180 degrees C (350 F ) 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.
> Cut cake into three layers.
> Place bottom layer on a large cake plate, spoon cherries on top; fold Kirsch into whipped cream and spread a 1.5cm ( 1/2 inch ) layer over cherries; top with next cake layer.
> Pour syrup over cake and sprinkle with more Kirsch; spread another 1.5cm ( 1/2 inch ) of whipped cream over cake.
> Place top layer of cake on whipped cream; spread whipped cream over top & sides of cake.
> Garnish with shaved chocolate, rosettes of whipped cream and maraschino cherries.
Makes 1 Cake