GERMAN SCHWARZWALDER KIRSCH

German Schwarzwalder Kirsch Recipe

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By
@Candisemirandis

This is the most wonderful Black Forest Cake in the whole world. I have been enjoying it for many years. My husband Karl was german and he declared it the BEST. That's good enough for me.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8 to 10
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

6
eggs
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
4
chocolate, unsweetened squares
1 c
sifted cake flour

SYRUP

1/3 c
sugar
1/3 c
water
2 Tbsp
cherry kirsch (liquer)

FILLING

1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
real butter
1
egg yolk
2 Tbsp
kirsch

TOPPING

2 c
drained, sour cherries
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar
1 c
heavy cream, whipped
1
8 oz. semi sweet chocolate bar shaved

How to Make GERMAN SCHWARZWALDER KIRSCH

Step-by-Step

  • 1Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together until thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
    Alternately fold chocolate and flour into the egg mixture ending with flour.
    Pour the batter into 3 (8inch) round cake pans that have been well greased.
    Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
    Cool cakes in pan for 5 minutes: turn out onto racks to cool completely
  • 2Make syrup by mixing sugar and water, boiling for 5 minutes. When syrup has cooled, stir in Kirsch. Prick the cake layers and pour syrup over all 3 layers.
  • 3To make buttercream filling: beat together sugar and butter until well blendd.
    Add egg yolk: beat until light and fluffy, fold in Kirsch
  • 4To assemble Cake: Place 1 layer on cake plate. Spread with the buttercream filling.
    Using 3/4 cup of drained cherries which you have patted dry, drop cherries evenly over cream.
    Place second layer on cake, repeat.
    Place third layer on top.
  • 5Fold 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar into the whipped cream.
    Cover sides and top of cake with whipped cream. Decorate top of cake with remaining 1/2 cup of cherries.
    Top cake with the shaved chocolate.
    Chill until serving time.
    Makes 8 to 10 servings.
    Very rich!

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About GERMAN SCHWARZWALDER KIRSCH

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts, Chocolate
Hashtags: #cherry, #kirsch