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Black forest cake, step by step

Dessert
8 servings
3 hours
20 min
Difficult
When you want to dazzle your guests during an event, bake this incredible cake from Germany! A sweet vanille whipped cream with some cherries, topped with a crunchy chocolate.

Ingredients

Number of serving: 8

Cocoa sponge cake :


1/3 cup sugar

1 tbsp cocoa

3 tbsp flour


The cherries :

7 oz frozen cherries

3/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup water

1/4 cup kirsch


Vanilla whipped cream :

1.2 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup icing sugar

1 vanilla bean


Decor :

4 ounces chocolate

Materials

Strainer
7 inches diameter cake mold
8 inches diameter cake circle
2 x 25 inches acetate strips
Spatula
Piping bag

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Black forest cake, step by step
    The cocoa spong cake :
    In a bowl, put the eggs and the sugar.Whisk at full speed for around 5 minutes. The eggs must swell a lot and thicken.
  • Step 2 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Sift the flour and the cocoa on the batter, and gently mix until it is incorporated.
    Pour in a greased mould (7 inches diameter), and bake 20 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
    Leave to cool down.
    Laissez refroidir.
  • Step 3 - Black forest cake, step by step
    The cherries :
    Put the water and the sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. Add the frozen cherries and stir. Leave until the mix starts to boil and take out of the heat.
  • Step 4 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Add the kirsh, stir and leave to cool down.
  • Step 5 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Assembly :
    On the serving plate, put the cake ring, and place an acetate strip inside against the ring.
    Cut the sponge cake in half, and put the top in the center of the ring.
  • Step 6 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Strain the cherries and use the syrup to soak the sponge cake. Be generous!
  • Step 7 - Black forest cake, step by step
    The vanilla whipped cream :
    In a bowl, put the cold whipped cream, the icing sugar and the vanilla bean seeds. Whisk at full speed to make a whipped cream.
  • Step 8 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Fill the gaps around the sponge cake with whipped cream, and cover it with a layer of cream.
  • Step 9 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Put all the cherries on the cream. Take the bottom of the sponge cake and flip it over to have the smooth side on top. Apply some pressure to make the cream on its side come up.
  • Step 10 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Soak it with syrup. Cover and fill the ring with whipped cream.
  • Step 11 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Using a spatula, smooth the top of the cake. Put in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Then, take the ring out and the acetate strip off the cake.
  • Step 12 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Chocolate ring :
    Melt half the chocolate. Use an acetate ring the same length as the cake circumference (25 inches). Pour the chocolate on all the strip, and using a spatula, smooth it to cover all the strip.
    You can see it done in the video at the end of this recipe.
  • Step 13 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Gently take this chocolate strip without putting your fingers on it. Delicately place it all around the cake. Put in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Step 14 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Meanwhile, use a peeler on the remaining chocolate to make chips.
    Take the cake out of the fridge, and take the acetate strip off. The chocolate ring should hold on the cake.
  • Step 15 - Black forest cake, step by step
    Springle the top with the chocolate chips to cover all the whipped cream. Then sprinkle with some icing sugar.
  • Step 16 - Black forest cake, step by step
    There you are, your black forest cake is ready!

Video

YouTube

Photos

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