Black Forest Cake

by

Fresco

Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 5 April 2022)

Serves

10

Total Time

2hrs

Calories

657

Our take on a classic Black Forest cake has dark chocolate layers, mascarpone whipped cream filling and morello cherries, topped with a smooth dark chocolate ganache.

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    Ingredients

  • Egg icon
    Egg6
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar220 g
  • Plain flour icon
    Plain flour75 g
  • Cocoa powder icon
    Cocoa powder4 tablespoons
  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolate380 gchopped
  • Kirsch icon
    Kirsch2 tablespoons
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream150 gcold
  • Mascarpone cheese icon
    Mascarpone cheese200 g
  • Vanilla bean pod icon
    Vanilla bean pod1seeds of
  • Dark chocolate icon
    Dark chocolate50 gfinely chopped
  • Tinned morello cherries icon
    Tinned morello cherries550 g
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream160 g
  • Cherries icon
    Cherriesas needed
    Method

  • 1. Prepare 2 clean round pans
  • 2. Pre-heat the oven - 175°C
  • 3. Add egg to a clean large mixing bowl and whisk until frothy
  • 4. Add granulated sugar to the batter and whisk until thick
  • 5. Add all purpose flour and cocoa powder to the batter and fold together until blended
  • 6. Add dark chocolate to a clean medium glass bowl
  • 7. Melt in microwave until smooth
  • 8. Fold chocolate mixture into batter
  • 9. Transfer batter to 2 round pans
  • 10. Bake until skewer tests clean - 20 min, 175°C
  • 11. Let cool - 5 min
  • 12. Turn out onto cooling rack
  • 13. Drizzle with kirsch
  • 14. Add heavy cream to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 15. Whisk until soft peaks form
  • 16. Add mascarpone cheese, vanilla bean pod and dark chocolate to the cream
  • 17. Mix until combined
  • 18. Add tinned morello cherries to a clean small bowl
  • 19. Spread cream with 2 cake
  • 20. Add fruit to 2 cake
  • 21. Assemble
  • 22. Add dark chocolate to a clean medium glass bowl
  • 23. Add heavy cream to a clean saucepan
  • 24. Heat
  • 25. Pour cream into glaze and whisk glaze together until smooth
  • 26. Spread glaze with 2 cake and garnish with cherries

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