Black Forest cake

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I made this Black Forest cake for my Son’s birthday . It was my first attempt at making this cake and I must say it really turned out well . This recipe was shared with me by who is famous for Black Forest cake .

For the cake we need :

2 cups sugar
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

For the cherries:

1 can (20 ounces) cherries, drained

For the whipped cream:

1½ cups heavy cream, chilled
½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2. Whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Divide batter between the two prepared pans.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until thin knife inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

4. Reserve a few cherries for decorating.

5. To make the whipped cream, combine the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip until soft to almost-stiff peaks form. Refrigerate whipped cream until ready to use.

6. Once the cakes are cool, level the tops and place one layer on a serving platter. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cherries and place on the cake layer. Top with about ½ to ¾ cup whipped cream, spreading over cherries . Place the second layer on top, and frost the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream. Decorate as desired. (I placed the reserved cherries on top of each decorative star, and then lined a bottom border with chocolate shavings.)

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One comment

  1. I’m from Germany and your Black Forest Cake looks pretty much as the german ones – I wondered if you would like to read about this. 🙂

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