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Black Forest Cake.

Black Forest Cake You can have Black Forest Cake using 19 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Black Forest Cake

  1. It's 1 2/3 cup of cake flour.
  2. Prepare 2 of eggs.
  3. You need 4 oz of kirsch (brandy).
  4. Prepare 12 oz of buttermilk.
  5. You need 16 oz of heavy whipping cream.
  6. You need 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda.
  7. It's 3 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar.
  8. It's 1 oz of semisweet baking chocolate.
  9. It's 4 oz of shortening.
  10. You need 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
  11. You need 1 pinch of salt.
  12. Prepare 8 oz of butter.
  13. It's 2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  14. It's 3 tsp of kirsch.
  15. Prepare 1 tsp of salt.
  16. It's 1 tsp of coffee (very strong).
  17. Prepare 14 oz of sweet cherries in heavy syrup, drained.
  18. You need 12 oz of sugar.
  19. Prepare 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

Black Forest Cake instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cake flour, baking soda, cocoa and one teaspoon salt through a sieve, mix well and keep it aside..
  2. Cream shortening in a medium-sized mixing bowl and add sugar to it. Stir continuously till the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Add eggs along with the vanilla essence into it and mix thoroughly..
  3. Add the above mixture into the flour mixture, along with 8 ounces of buttermilk (alternatively). Mix well till all the ingredients are blended completely..
  4. Take two 8 inch round pans and place parchment circles at the surfaces and pour the prepared cake mixture into it. Bake both the pans in a 350°F preheated oven for at least 35-40 minutes or till it is completely done. Do the toothpick test to check whether the cake is baked fully before taking it out..
  5. Let the baked cakes cool completely on a wire rack. Once this is done, slice the cakes from the center horizontally. Pour 1 ounce kirsch each on the cut side of both the cakes and set aside..
  6. Beat the butter in another bowl till it becomes light and fluffy. Add a pinch of salt, coffee, remaining buttermilk, confectioners sugar and mix well..
  7. Take one layer of the cake on a plate and spread 1/3 of the filling on it evenly. Place 1/3 of the cherries on top of it and place another layer of cake above it and repeat the same procedure..
  8. Once all the layers have been filled, make a mixture with 3 teaspoons kirsch and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and pour over the cake. Prepare icing by whisking cream in a bowl and adding it to the uppermost layer. To decorate the cake, sprinkle chocolate shavings on top of the cake..