Black forest cake #4

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 Eggs; room temperature
1 cup Granulated sugar
¾ cup Flour
½ cup Cocoa
½ cup Butter or margarine; melted and cooled
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cans (14-oz) cherries; drained, reserve juice and a few whole cherries for top garnish
¼ cup Kirsch liqueur or sherry
Reserved cherry juice
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
2 tablespoons Granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
2 cups Whipping cream
¼ cup Cocoa
2 tablespoons Granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
¼ cup Butter or margarine; softened
2 cups Icing (confectioners')sugar
½ cup Cocoa
¼ cup Prepared coffee
1 Semisweet baking chocolate square

FILLING

WHIPPED CREAM

ICING

CHOCOLATE CURLS

From: Charmaine Corbasson <ccorbasson@...> Date: 2 Nov 1995 14:09:29 -0600 Preheat oven to 350F. Beat eggs in mixing bowl until frothy. Gradually add sugar beating until light colored and thick.

Sift flour and cocoa over batter ½ at a time. Gently fold in after each addition.

Fold butter and vanilla in gradually. Divide batter among 3 greased round 8 inch pans. Bake in oven for about 20 to 30 minutes until and inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn onto racks to cool.

Filling: After draining cherries remove the whole cherries for garnish and cut the rest in half, removing stones. Reserve 15 to 20 halves to press into icing rims. Sprinkle kirsch over cake layers. Use more if you like.

Put cherry juice, cornstarch, sugar and lemon juice into small saucepan.

Whisk together over medium heat until it boils and thickens. Cool. Stir in cherry halves.

Whipped Cream: Beat cream in mixing bowl until fairly thick. Add cocoa, sugar and vanilla. Beat until stiff.

Icing: Mix all ingredients together well adding small amounts of icing sugar or coffee as needed to make proper consisitency for piping. Now pipe a rim of icing around outside edge of 1 cake layer on serving plate. Spoon ½ thickened cherries in center. Press a few cherry halves down slightly in icing rim. Spoon about ⅓ whipped cream over top. Repeat with second layer. Spread remaining icing on third layer and place on top. Cover with remaining ⅓ whipped cream. Garnish with whole cherries arranged in a circle.

Chocolate Curls: Warm chocolate square slightly. Using vegetable peeler, peel chocolate forming curls. Put these in centre of cherries.

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