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Blackforest cake

Dessert
8 servings
20 min
35 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 8
10 g cocoa powder, sifted

100 g self-raising flour, sifted

30 g cornflour, sifted

1/2 tsp baking powder

70 g corn oil or any other vegetable oil

5 egg yolks

85 g water

1/2 tsp chocolate paste

5 egg whites

1/8 tsp cream of tartar

120 g sugar


For Decoration:

Whip & Pour whipping cream

1 can of sweet dark cherries

1/4 bitter-sweet chocolate coins

Chocolate shavings

1 tablespoon thickened cream

Maraschino cherries for decoration

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Line the botton of your cake pan - do not grease the pan.
  • Put the egg yolks, oil, water and chocolate paste into a bowl. Whisk to mix together.
  • Add the cocoa powder, self-raising flour, cornflour and baking powdder into the egg mixture and stir with a whisk until it is smooth and combined. Set aside.
  • Whisk the egg whites until foamy. Then add the cream of tartar and whisk for about 1 minute on medium speed.
  • Increase to fast speed and slowly add in the sugar. Whisk until still peaks and glossy.
  • Add 1/3 of the egg white into the egg mixture and stir to combine. Add the remaining 2/3 and fold in gently so as not to deflate the mixture.
  • Bake in oven for about 25 - 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for about 15 minutes before removing.
  • To Assemble:
    Slice the cake into half. Whip your whipping cream until stiff . Melt about 1/4 cup of chocolate in the microwave . Add about 1 tablespoon of thickened cream and stir to mix. Leave to cool.
  • Lay bottom half onto a cake board. Smear the sliced top with the melted chocolate and then cover it with whipped cream. Scatter the top with canned sweet cherries. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the cherry juice. Alternatively you can use kirsch or cherry brandy.
  • Place the other half of the cake on top and cover the top and sides with more whipped cream.
  • Then cover the sides of the cake with chocolate shavings. Using a large star piping tip, decorate the top of the cake. Decorate with maraschino cherries and sprinkle the center of the cake with more chocolate shavings.
  • Refrigerate in the fridge for about 3 hours before serving.

Photos

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