Friday, May 6, 2011

Black Forest Torte

For who likes the chocolate-chantilly-cherry combination we suggest to make this recipe exactly it is! The cake is really, really light. Delicious! Just as the bought one!


6 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
200g sugar
140g flour
1/2 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp cocoa powder
50g unsalted butter, melted and cold

1/2 cup of the liquid of canned cherry
1/2 cup Kirsch or Cognac

500ml whipping cream
60g icing sugar
1 cup drained canned cherry, coarsely chopped

Curls of semisweet chocolate
Canned or fresh cherries
Mint leaves

1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour two 20cm round pan. Sift the sugar, flour, baking powder and cocoa. Mix well and reserve.

2. In the electric beater, beat the eggs with salt for 10 minutes in high speed, until double in size and makes a airy mixture. Gradually add the sifted ingredients, gently folding with a spatula, so you don't lose the lightness of eggs. Gently fold in the melted butter just until incorporated.

3. Fill the prepared pans with the batter and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted comes out clean. Then is baked wait 10 minutes and remove from pans, so the hot air won't let the cake wet.

4. Whip the cream with sugar until makes soft peaks. 

To Finish
5. Cut both cakes to fill them and sprinkle the 4 layers with the cherry liquid and Kirsch. Fill each cake with a generous portion of whipped cream, reserving a little for the topping, and sprinkle the chopped cherries. Cover each cake with the other two layers, wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

7. Cover with the remaining whipped cream and place in the serving dish. Sprinkle the chocolate curls on the cake sides and decorate the top with larger chocolate curls, cherries and mint leaves.

Tips: You can make two cakes with this recipe, but if you want is possible make a larger cake or a small cake with 4 layers.

Serve: 2 small tortes or a big one.


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  1. This indeed fabulous, love to try one piece.

  2. hi talitha, this is so beautiful! i also just made a black forest cake today for a friend's birthday but mine looks very messy beacuse i didnt frost it!

  3. Oh, I wish I could have a piece of this! It's just a beautiful cake and I'm sure it was just as delicious.

  4. OMG, this looks marvelous! What a perfect cake for a perfect day. Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Best regards, Kristy

  5. Love black forest cake and this looks so moist n perfect!

  6. Wow, this is totally beautiful! Looks like it came straight from a bakery :)


  7. That is what I call a genuine Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte!!!
    Have you ever made peksimete???

  8. This looks absolutely amazing! I can't wait to try out the recipe.

  9. A beautiful black forest cake that I can have 2 slices at a go.Yummy!


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