Friday, December 18, 2015

Black Forest Cake - Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte




 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)

Ingredients:
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 
Macarons (optional) 


Method :

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  .






Linking this post to Cook-Your-Book # 29 hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours 



Linking this post to Cook & Celebrate : Christmas 2015 event hosted by Bake For Happy Kids , Goody Foodies The Domestic Goddess Wannabe .





6 comments:

  1. Hi Kit,
    I had indulged a slice of black forest cake while I was in Germany few years ago. So yummy-licious. This black forest cake of yours is so beautiful and love the addition decor of Macaron X'mas tree.

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  2. Simple cake in deco but it sure did wow me!

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  3. Wow, such a beautiful cake! And I would use more Kirsch too! Looks extra special with the Xmas macaron tree!

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  4. Hi Kit, wow.... love your beautiful and awesome black forest cake. And your presentation is very impressive. Well done.

    Have a lovely weekend, regards.
    Amelia

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  5. Hi Kit,

    This cake is so impressive! Your family must be very happy nom nom nom this :D

    Zoe

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  6. Wow..what a gorgeous cake that is. I can feel the love that went into making this. The macarons on top makes it even more Christmassy!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. x

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