Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ) is one of the most famous German cake . As we all know this recipe calls for Kirch ( cherry alcohol ) & I was told by my German friend that the cake should be dence & not light . So that it soak up all the Kirch like a sponge ( that is exactly what she said ) LOL Yup, it is actually a boozy cake not meant for children consumption in reality . Anyway , it's really up to you the amount of Kirch that you want to use for this recipe . With all the whipped cream & cherries in this chocolatey cake , it's truly a decadent treat that we love to indulge ! LOL
Black Forest Cake - Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte
Recipe inspired from Classic Essential Cakes ( Periplus Edition)
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup self-raising flour
2 Tbsp cocoa powder ( good quality cocoa powder ) + for dusting
4 eggs - seperated
1/2 caster sugar
1/4 cup Kirsch
2 cups double cream - whipped
450 g can pitted marachino cherries - well drained but set aside 1 Tbsp cherry syrup
Dark chocolate - shaved ( I've only used cocoa powder instead )
Star shape piping tip & piping bag
1) Preheat oven to 180°C . Greased 20 cm spring form cake pan . Line the base with baking paper .
2) Sift both flours & cocoa powder .
3) In a bowl , beat egg whites till firm peak form . Gradually beat in sugar till sugar dissolved & the mixture is thick / glossy . Add in egg yolks & beat for another 20 seconds . Transfer mixture to a larger bowl .
4) Fold in lightly the flours mixture till well combined . Pour in prepared cake pan & spead the batter evenly . Bake for 15 mins or till the cake is springy to the touch . Let to cool in pan for 10 mins before turning it onto wire rack to cool . Then cut the cake in 3 horizontally .
5) Mix Kirsch & 1 Tsbp of cherry syrup . Brush the top of each cake with Kirsch mixture .
6) Spoon whipped cream into piping bag . Pipe whipped cream onto the cake , cover with cherries as soon above . Place the other cake on top & repeat the method . Pipe whipped cream over the last top cake & dust with cocoa powder & decorate with Macaron X'mas tree .
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