Black Forest gâteau


Ingredients 16
Servings 8
Time

Ingredients

  • CHOCOLATE CAKE
  • 3
    eggs
  • 250
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 50
    ml
    water
  • 50
    ml
    milk
  • 50
    ml
    butter or margarine
  • 50
    ml
    cocoa powder
  • 375
    ml
    cake flour
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • 2
    ml
    salt
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • FILLING
  • 10
    ml
    sherry
  • 425
    g
    stoned black cherries in syrup
  • 750
    ml
    cream, whipped
  • 200
    g
    chocolate, grated
 

Method

 
CAKE: Whisk eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Bring water, milk and butter to boil. Mix in cocoa powder. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to egg and sugar mixture gradually, beating continuously. Add boiled mixture and essence. Pour into two greased and lined 20 cm round cake tins and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 180 ºC. Leave in tins for a few minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool. Halve each layer horizontally. TO ASSEMBLE: Mix sherry with 125 ml cherry syrup. Place one layer of cake onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with some of the cherry syrup. Cover with a thin layer of cream. Halve three quarters of the cherries and spread one half over layer. Repeat with next layer until final cake layer has been used. Cover sides of cake with cream and sprinkle chocolate round sides. Top with glacé cherries (optional).
 

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