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Athentic Black Forest Cake

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  Eggs 6
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Brandy syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned dark sweet pitted cherries 16 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Semi-sweet chocolate/Milk chocolate 1 Ounce
For brandied syrup
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cointreau/Kirsch, cherry brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Orange Liqueur)

Grease and flour three 8-inch cake pans; set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a large mixer bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy.
Add sugar and vanilla.
Beat at high speed until thick, about 5 minutes.
Combine flour and cocoa in sifter.
Gradually sift over egg mixture while very gently folding in.
Stir in melted butter or margarine 2 tablespoons at a time until just blended.
Spoon into prepared pans.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until done.
Cool in pan 5 minutes.
Turn out on wire racks.
Cool completely.
Prepare Brandied Syrup.
With a fork, prick each cake layer 12 to 14 times.
Carefully spoon syrup over each layer.
Whip cream until it begins to thicken.
Add powdered sugar; continue beating until stiff.
Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread on whipped cream.
Top with second layer; spread with whipped cream.
Place third layer on top.
Arrange cherries on top layer, leaving about 1/2 inch around outer edge for whipped cream.
Frost side and 1/2-inch circle on top with remaining whipped cream.
Refrigerate cake.
Make chocolate curls or grate chocolate with coarse side of grater.
Gently press chocolate into whipped cream.
Refrigerate until serving time.
Brandied Syrup: In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Continue boiling without stirring 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Cool to lukewarm.
Stir in kirsch or Cointreau.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5777 Calories from Fat 2727

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 307 g472.2%

Saturated Fat 188.2 g941%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2173.6 mg724.5%

Sodium 624 mg26%

Total Carbohydrates 676 g225.3%

Dietary Fiber 53.6 g214.5%

Sugars 534.7 g

Protein 73 g146.5%

Vitamin A 107% Vitamin C 27.2%

Calcium 68.1% Iron 153.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Athentic Black Forest Cake Recipe