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Black Forest Cherry Gateau (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte)

Samina.Tapia's picture
Ingredients
  Semi-sweet chocolate 4 Ounce (100 Gram)
  Butter 100 Gram, softened (8 Tablespoon)
  Sugar 100 Gram (1/2 Cup)
  Eggs 4 Small
  Ground almonds 75 Gram (3/4 Cup)
  All purpose flour 80 Gram (3/4 Cup)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Whipping cream 450 Milliliter (Scant 2 Cups)
  Canned pitted cherries 2 Pound, drained (2 Cans, 1 Pound Each)
  Kirsch 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Candied cherries 12
  Chocolate curls 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Lightly grease three 7-inch (18-cm) layer cake pans.
Preheat oven to 350°F.(175°C).
To make cake, melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat; cool.
Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, almonds and chocolate.
Sift flour and baking powder onto creamed mixture; fold in thoroughly.
Spread batter evenly in greased layer cake pans.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Cool in pans a few minutes then turn out cakes onto racks to cool completely.
To make filling and topping, whip cream until stiff.
Dry canned cherries on paper towels.
Sprinkle each cake layer with a third of the kirsch.
Spread 2 layers with whipped cream, reserving about half.
Arrange canned cherries in cream.
Place layers on top of each other; cover with third layer.
Spread top and sides of cake with two-thirds of remaining whipped cream.
Put the rest in a pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzle.
Pipe rosettes of cream onto cake.
Decorate with candied cherries.
Pile chocolate curls in the center; sprinkle some broken pieces onto sides.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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2 Comments

Anonymous's picture
Black forest Gateau is from the Black forest region in germany, it is not a french recipie.
Samina.Tapia's picture
Thank you for point out the same. You are absolutely correct! Though gateau is a French term for cake, the Black Forest Gateau is very much a classic German dessert made using Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries)a specialty liquor of Black Forest region in Germany.