black forrest cake

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By Beth Ellefson
from Shelbyville, IN

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

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Ingredients For black forrest cake

  • 2 can
    (20 oz) tart pitted cherries, undrained
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 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

How To Make black forrest cake

  • 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.

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