BLACK FOREST CAKE RECIPE

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Some historians trace this famous cherry-chocolate cake (called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in German) back to the 16th century, but it was most likely named and popularized by German baker Josef Keller in 1915 Germans take their world-famous dessert seriously: The cake was granted protected status by the European Commission in 2013, meaning that for a dessert to be sold as a Black Forest Cake, it must contain Black Forest kirsch, a brandy made from local cherries. …

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Servings

8 to 10 servings

Total

3 hr 10 min

Active:

1 hr 40 min

Ingredients

  • 125ml Cake flour

  • 125ml cocoa powder

  • 250ml Caster sugar

  • 80ml melted butter

  • 5 eggs


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Topping and Filling

Ingredients

  • 225g plain cream cheese

  • 125ml unsalted butter

  • 60ml icing sugar

  • 80ml double cream

  • Fresh cherries

  • Icing sugar for dusting

  • 200g of glazed cherries, chopped

  • 290g of Rhodes strawberry jam

  • 225g plain chocolate


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Introductions:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.Grease your 8inch round baking tin. Put eggs and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until the mixture is thick. Sift together flour and cocoa to the egg mixture,fold in gently.

Pour the mixture into the melted butter and divide the batter into two and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Cut the cakes into half . For the filling: In a large bowl beat cream cheese and butter until soft and creamy.

Add icing sugar then the double cream until well combined. In separate bowl mix the strawberry jam and the chopped cherries together .

Spread the cream cheese frosting and top it with cherry topping,repeat layers . Use the remaining cream to decorate the top with crushed chocolate,cherries and icing sugar.

Source: Cooking with Metjie

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