04 March 2014

Tasty Tuesdays {Black Forest Cake}

And it's Tasty Tuesday again!!  Yea!!

We celebrated my awesome hubby's birthday yesterday.  We were snowed/iced in (still are!), but we had CAKE!  That's all that matters, right? :)

Black Forest Cake is his fave and this is a recipe that I've made often for his birthdays in the past.  It had been a while though and I decided we needed to have it again this year.

It's SO good!!  Traditional Black Forest Cake is actually a little heavy for me, but this one is light and delicious!

Black Forest Cake
6 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
(I like the Hershey's Special Dark)
1/2 cup butter, melted
(filling & topping)
2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling
grated chocolate
chocolate curls
Preheat the oven to 350F.  Grease and flour three 8" round cake pans.  
Whisk the eggs with the sugar and vanilla in a bowl until they are pale 
and very thick.  Combine the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the 
egg mixture evenly.  Stir in the melted butter.  

Divide the mixture evenly between the pans (or if you only had one 
pan like I did last night, bake it one layer at a time).  Bake for about 
15 minutes, until the cake is risen and springy to the touch.  
Let cool in the pan for a couple of minutes, then turn out onto a 
cooling rack to cool completely.  

While the cakes are cooling whip the cream with a mixer 
until it starts to thicken, then beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla.  
Continue beating until soft but fairly stiff peaks form.  

Sprinkle a little powdered sugar onto your cake plate then place 
one of the cake layers onto it.  Spread the cake layer with a thick 
layer of the whipped cream.  Next spoon 1/3 of the cherries onto the 
whipped cream (I don't use the whole filling, I just spoon out the 
cherries individually).  Repeat with the next layer of cake.  
After placing the final layer of cake on the top frost the entire cake 
with the remaining whipped cream.  Place the final 1/3 of the cherries 
on the top, cover the sides with the grated chocolate, and add the 
chocolate curls to the top.  Keep cake chilled.  Serves 8-10.  


Betsy Brock said...

just give me a fork and I'll polish that cake off in a second. ha.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

I'll eat a piece for you! ;)