Black Forrest Cake Recipe

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Black Forrest Cake

Beth Ellefson

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@belle2354

This is my favorite cake, how can you go wrong with chocolate and cherries!


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Ingredients

2 can(s)
(20 oz) tart pitted cherries, undrained
1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2
9 inch chocolate cake layers, baked and cooled
3 c
cold whipping cream
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Combine reserved cherry juice, cherries, granulated sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened. Add vanilla and stir.
2
Split each cake layer in half horizontally. Crumble one half layer; set aside.
3
Beat cold whipping cream and the confectioners sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer set at high speed until stiff speaks form. Reserve 1 1/2 cups whipped cream for decorative piping.
4
Place one cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1 cup whipped cream; top with 3/4 cup cherry topping. Top with second layer, 1 cup whipped cream and 3/4 cup cherry topping; with with third cake layer.
5
Frost cake sides with remaining whipped cream; pat gently with reserved cake crumbs.
6
Spoon reserved 1 1/2 cups whipped cream into pastry bag fitted wit star tip; pipe around top and bottom edges of cake. Spoon remaining cherry topping over top of cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes