Black Forest Cake


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In this post I am sharing with you how to make a Black Forest Cake. I have tried to put a step-by-step presentation of the same. Hope this helps.

Black Forest Cake

Ingredients

Cherries:

Morello Cherries in syrup – 700 ml jar
granulated white sugar- 1/4 cup

Chocolate Cake:

hot melted unsalted butter – 3 tablespoons
cake flour/maida – 1/2 cup
salt – 1/4 tsp
unsweetened regular cocoa powder- 1/3 cup
egg – 4
granulated white sugar – 2/3 cup
vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Whipped Cream Frosting

Method

Step 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .

Step 2.  In a bowl, sift the flour, salt and cocoa powder.

Step 3. In a heatproof bowl whisk the eggs with sugar.

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Step 4.  Double boil  the mixture whisking continuously for 5 minutes.

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Step 5.  Beat the mixture on high speed until thick for about 5 minutes until it falls in a ribbon-like pattern.

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Step 6.  Beat in the vanilla extract.

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Step 7.  Sift about 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix well. Repeat for rest of the flour mixture.

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Step 8.  Melt the butter.

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Step 9.  Put about 1/2 cup of the chocolate mixture in the melted butter and mix it well.

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Step 10.  Now, gently mix it with the rest of the chocolate mix.

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Step 11.   Butter a 9 inch  round cake pan and line the bottom of pan with parchment  paper.  Pour into your pan, smoothing the top. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Step 12. Using a sharp knife, cut the cake, horizontally, into two layers.  Turn over the top layer of the cake  and place on your serving plate.

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Step 13.  Place 1 cup  of the  cherry syrup in a small saucepan, along with the sugar, and heat until sugar has dissolved.

12.   Step 14. Brush the cake layer with 1/4 cup cherry syrup.  Take 1 cup of whipped cream and spread on the moistened cake.

18Step 15. Place the cherries evenly over the cream.

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Step 16.  Brush the cut-side of second cake layer with 1/4 cup  syrup. Place cut-side down on top of the cherries, gently pressing to compact.  Spread the remaining cream over top and sides of cake. Place  cream in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe rosettes on top of cake.

Decorate with fresh cherries and shaved chocolate.

Black Forest Cake

Enjoy !!!

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