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Black Forest Torte

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Ingredients
  Canned pitted dark sweet cherries 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Kirsch 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chocolate cake mix 18 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package, 2 Layer Size)
  Cornstarch 4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sifted powdered sugar 1 Pound (4 1/2 Cups)
  Egg yolks 3
  Chocolate shot 2 Tablespoon
  Semi sweet chocolate 1 Ounce, finely shaved (1 Square)
  Maraschino cherries 8
  Chocolate curls 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Drain cherries, reserving 3/4 cup syrup.
Halve the cherries and pour kirsch over; let stand at least 2 hours.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
Line bottom of two 8 X 1 1/2 inch round cake dishes with waxed paper.
Pour 2 cups batter into each dish. (Use remainder for cupcakes.) Cook, one layer at a time, at MEDIUM (5) for 6 to 7 minutes, giving dish half turn once.
Cook at HIGH for 1 minute or till done.
Cool 10 minutes in baking dishes.
Remove cakes from pan and cool on rack.
Place cornstarch in 4-cup glass measure.
Gradually blend in the reserved cherry syrup; add cherry-kirsch mixture.
Cook at HIGH for 4 to 5 minutes or till thickened and bubbly, stirring 4 times.
Cool, then chill.
In small mixer bowl, soften butter at LOW (1) for 1 minute.
Beat butter and powdered sugar till smooth.
Beat in egg yolks and continue beating till light and fluffy.
Place one layer cake on serving plate.
From 1 cup butter mixture, make a 1/2 inch border (11/4 inches high) around top of cake.
Use 1/2 cup butter mixture to make a solid circle in center of cake, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches high (same height as border).
Spread chilled cherry filling between border and center of butter mixture.
Place second cake layer on top; press down just enough to make layers stick together.
Cover top and sides of both layers with remaining butter mixture.
Sprinkle sides with chocolate shot.
Top with shaved chocolate, maraschino cherries, and chocolate curls.
Chill.
Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Everyday

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