Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau

black forest gateau

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau (British English) and Black Forest Cake (American English). Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. Then the cake is decorated with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings.

Ingredients for Cake:

  1. Eggs – 4
  2. Caster sugar – 4 ounces
  3. Flour – 3 ounces
  4. Baking powder – 1 tsp
  5. Cocoa – 1 ounce sifted

Ingredients Filling:

  1. 420gm tin of black cherries, pitted
  2. Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  3. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  4. Cream – 600ml
  5. Flaked almonds, toasted – 2 ounces
  6. Plain chocolate curls or grated chocolate to decorate – as required

Method :

  • Beat eggs and sugar until creamy, fold in flour and baking powder and cocoa.
  • Pour mixture in a 9” spring form tin and bake at 190 degrees C for 30 minutes or till done.
  • Turn out of the pan and let it cool down on a wire rack.
  • Drain the cherries, reserve some of the liquid.
  • Put cherry juice and corn flour in a pan and let cook till thickened.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Add essence and cherries to the sauce. Reserve a few cherries for the top.
  • Whip the cream till stiff and chill.
  • Cut the sponge in two layers and sandwich with the whipped cream and cherry mixture.
  • Top the cake with cream and decorate with flaked almonds, grated chocolate and piped cream.
  • Top with the reserved cherries.





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