Black Forest Cake

Ingredients :

  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups pitted cherries, drained
  • 4 cups whipping cream, whipped
  • 3 tbsp. Kirsch
  • 2 tbsp. clear corn syrup
  • 2 cups shaved semi-sweet chocolate
  • 10-15 maraschino cherries, for garnish
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Cooking Procedures :

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare a greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Cream eggs and sugar together until stiff. Combine flour and cocoa; slowly stir into egg mixture, beat until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake completely on a wire rack. Cut cakes into 3 layers.
  4. Place bottom layer on a large cake plate, spoon cherries on top; fold 1 tbsp. Kirsch into whipped cream and spread a 1/2 in. layer over cherries; top with next cake layer.
  5. Pour corn syrup over cake and sprinkle with remaining Kirsch; spread another 1/2 in. of whipped cream over cake. Place top layer of cake on whipped cream; spread whipped cream over top and sides of cake.
  6. Garnish with shaved chocolate, rosettes of whipped cream and maraschino cherries.
  7. Makes 1 cake.

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