Brigitte'S Black Forest Cherry Cake
|Flour||500 Milliliter (2 Cups)|
|Sugar||500 Milliliter (2 Cups)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||2 Teaspoon|
|Cocoa||175 Milliliter (3/4 Cup)|
|Vegetable oil||125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)|
|Coffee||250 Milliliter (1 Cup)|
|Milk||250 Milliliter (1 Cup)|
|Sour pie cherries||1 Liter (4 Cup, Red Variety)|
|Sugar||250 Milliliter (1 Cup)|
|Cherry liqueur||75 Milliliter, divided (5 Tablespoon)|
|Instant tapioca||30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)|
|Instant vanilla pudding||135 Gram|
|Milk||375 Milliliter (1 1/2 Cup)|
|Whipping cream||750 Milliliter (3 Cups)|
|Slivered blanched almonds||100 Gram|
|Butter||25 Milliliter (1 1/2 Tablespoon)|
|Sugar||30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)|
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Combine the following 5 ingredients in another bowl and beat well.
Mix the contents of the 2 bowls together and make sure that all ingredients are well combined.
Preheat the oven to 350Â°F (180Â° C).
Grease and flour or spray two 9" (23 cm) layer cake pans.
Divide the barter between the two pans and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
Combine the red sour pie cherries, 1 c. (250 mL) sugar and cherry liqueur and simmer 10 minutes.
Blend the instant tapioca into the mixture and simmer a further 5 minutes.
Cool completely in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Beat together the package of instant pudding, milk and whipping cream until very thick and fluffy.
In a small frypan place the slivered almonds, butter and 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) sugar.
Heat and stir constantly until the almonds brown.
Cool completely but continue to stir occasionally and break up the almonds as they cool.
To assemble the cake: Slice each cake layer in half so that you have four layers.
Spread each layer with both frosting and cherry filling until the final layer is placed on top.
Use the remaining frosting to cover the sides of the cake and around the edge of the top.
Place the remaining cherry filling in the centre of the top cake layer and decorate with the crunchy nut topping.
Keep the cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve.