Black Forest Cake

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About Black Forest Cake

A decadent German chocolate genoise, filled and frosted with fresh cream frosting and cherries, perfect dessert for special occasions.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served AsDesserts
Recipe TasteSweet
Servings - 6


  • Melted Butter warm - 3 tbsp, or chocolate chocolate genoise
  • 1/2 cup Cake Flour
  • 2/3 cup Sugar rd
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder rd
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cup Heavy Cream or frosting frosting
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp Sugar caster
  • Other Ingredients cherries - 1 cup other ingredients
  • 1 tin Cherries or the canned
  • 1/4 cup Sugar th
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Shavings
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  • Sieve the cocoa, cake flour, and salt together and keep aside.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl, put this bowl on a double boiler and keep whisking for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat , add the vanilla and whisk again till it is pasty, and light. It should fall back like a ribbon when lifted.
  • Now mix the flour mixture into the egg mix in 3 parts in cut & fold method until everything is mixed.
  • Now take a ladle of the batter and mix it into the melted hot butter, mix well. Pour this into the rest of the flour batter and give it a nice mix.
  • Pour the batter into 2, 23 cm, greased and lined cake tins. Bake them at 180 degree Celsius for 25 minutes. Cool the cakes.
  • Whip the heavy Cream, vanilla and sugar together to make a creamy frosting and let it chill in the fridge.
  • Boil the cherries with the sugar to make them soft. Cool them. If using tinned cherries, this step can be avoided.
  • Strain the cherries from the syrup, and pour the syrup over the cakes to make them moist. Now put generous dollop of frosting on one of the cakes and using a spatula knife, spread it.
  • Place the cherries, top with another cake. Frost the entire cake and pipe using nozzle and piping bag. Sprinkle generous amounts of chocolate shavings all over and some left over cherries. Chill overnight and serve.
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Sreemoyee Bhattacharjee
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