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Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)


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Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)

A German classic, rich and delicious and not too sweet!

Yield

15

servings

Prep

75

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

90

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

Cake
6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces chocolate unsweetened
melted
1 cup flour, all-purpose
sifted
Syrup
¼ cup sugar
cup water
2 tablespoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
*
Filling
cups powdered sugar
cup butter, unsalted
1 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
*
Topping
2 cups sour cherries
canned, drained
*
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
whipped
8 ounces chocolate (semi-sweet)
semi-sweet bar
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

CAKE: Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla together until thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes.

Alternately fold chocolate and flour into the egg mixture, ending with flour.

Pour the batter into 3 8-inch cake pans that have been well greased and floured.

Bake in a preheated 350℉ (180℃). oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool cakes in pans for 5 minutes; turn out on racks to cool completely.

SYRUP: Make syrup by mixing together sugar and water and boiling for 5 minutes.

When syrup has cooled, stir in kirsch.

Prick the cake layers and pour syrup over all 3 layers.

FILLING: To make the butter-cream filling, beat together sugar and butter until well blended.

Add egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Fold in Kirsch.

CAKE ASSEMBLY: To assemble cake, place 1 layer on a cake plate.

Spread with butter cream filling.

Using ¾ cup of the cherries, which have been patted dry, drop cherries evenly over cream.

Place second layer on cake.

Repeat.

Place third layer on top. Fold 2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar into the whipped cream.

Cover the sides and top of the cake with whipped cream.

Decorate top of cake with remaining ½ cup cherries.

To make chocolate curls from chocolate bar, shave (at room temperature) with a vegetable peeler.

Refrigerate curls until ready to use. Press chocolate curls on sides of cake and sprinkle a few on the top.

Chill until serving time.

First published: last updated: 2015-06-03

5 stars - based on 4 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 2

Reviews

+1

about 3 years

+1

about 4 years

Black forest cake seems never go down, it's always popular. The creamy and chocolaty flavor with the fluffy and smooth texture make you feel in the heaven.

Comments

jamie
Hobart, Australia
 about 5 years ago

i think that it would be reallllllllllllllllllllly gud to eat u see my german teacher gave me the recipe for the black forest cherry cake and befor i left home to go to school i put it on the bench. I think mum accidently put it in the bin :(


Bellflower, United States
 about 4 years ago

Something's missing. No baking powder or baking soda and no salt ? ?

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 93g (3.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 59443% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?
 

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