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Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)

Cuisine: German
Type: Fruit
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

6   Eggs (large)
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar
1 teaspoon 5mlVanilla extract
4 oz 113gUnsweet. Baking chocolate -
1 cup 62g / 2.2ozFlour - sifted
1/4 cup 49g / 1.7ozSugar
1/3 cup 78mlWater
2 tablespoons 30mlKirsch
1 1/2 cups 297g / 10ozConfectioners' sugar
1/3 cup 65g / 2.3ozUnsalted butter
1 cup 198g / 7ozEgg yolk (large)
2 tablespoons 30mlKirsch liqueur
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozSour cherries - canned, drain
2 tablespoons 30mlConfectioners' sugar
1 cup 237mlHeavy cream - whipped
8 oz 227gSemisweet chocolate bar

Recipe Instructions

CAKE: Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla together until thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Alternately fold chocolate and flour into the egg mixture, ending with flour. Pour the batter into 3 8-inch cake pans that have been well greased and floured.

Bake in a preheated 350F degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 5 minutes; turn out on racks to cool completely.

SYRUP: Make syrup by mixing together sugar and water and boiling for 5 minutes. When syrup has cooled, stir in kirsch. Prick the cake layers and pour syrup over all 3 layers.

FILLING: To make the butter-cream filling, beat together sugar and butter until well blended. Add egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Fold in Kirsch.

CAKE ASSEMBLY: To assemble cake, place 1 layer on a cake plate. Spread with butter cream filling. Using 3/4 cup of the cherries, which have been patted dry, drop cherries evenly over cream. Place second layer on cake. Repeat. Place third layer on top. Fold 2 tbs confectioners' sugar into the whipped cream. Cover the sides and top of the cake with whipped cream. Decorate top of cake with remaining 1/2 cup cherries.

To make chocolate curls from chocolate bar, shave (at room temperature) with a vegetable peeler. Refrigerate curls until ready to use. Press chocolate curls on sides of cake and sprinkle a few on the top. Chill.

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