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:
Eggs – 4
Caster sugar – 4 ounces
Flour – 3 ounces
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Cocoa – 1 ounce sifted
420gm tin of black cherries, pitted
Corn flour – 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Cream – 600ml
Flaked almonds, toasted – 2 ounces
Plain chocolate curls or grated chocolate to decorate – as required
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.