Black Forest Cake Recipe

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  1. GARNISH:.
  2. Using a vegetable parer, scrape across chocolate to make curls; refrigerate until needed. Loosely grate remainder of chocolate bar and refrigerate until ready to garnish.
  4. Combine cherries with kirsch; let stand 1 hour. In small saucepan, mix cornstarch with cherry juice. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; simmer 5 minutes until thickened. Let cool; add cherries and stir well to mix.
  5. CAKE:.
  6. Prepare three 8-inch-diameter layer-cake pans by greasing and flouring.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  8. In large bowl of electric mixer, beat eggs at high speed until light. Add 1 cup granulated sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Beat 10 minutes or until very thick. Add vanilla.
  9. Sift sifted flour with cocoa; fold into egg mixture in fourths, using a wire whisk or rubber spatula. Fold in butter, in fourths, until just combined. Gently turn into prepared pans. Bake 15 minutes or until surface springs back when pressed with finger.
  10. Place pans on wire rack and cool 5 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.
  11. SYRUP:.
  12. In a small saucepan, stir granulated sugar and 1/2 cup water over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Bring to boil and boil 5 minutes. Cool, and stir in kirsch.
  14. Using a skewer, make several holes in each cake layer; drizzle syrup over layers.
  15. Beat heavy cream with confectioners’ sugar until stiff.
  16. Invert one cake layer onto serving plate; spread with glazed cherries; top with 1 cup whipped cream. Top with second layer and 1 cup cream.
  17. Add top cake layer; spread side and top of cake with whipped cream, decorating with 12 whipped-cream rosettes around top edge. Refrigerate cake.
  18. Just before serving, arrange chocolate curls on top of cake and sprinkle side of cake with grated chocolate.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 419.5 Kcal (1756 kJ)
Calories from fat 177.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.68g 30%
Cholesterol 127.29mg 42%
Sodium 101.71mg 4%
Potassium 236.89mg 5%
Total Carbs 57.49g 19%
Sugars 47.28g 189%
Dietary Fiber 2.51g 10%
Protein 6.76g 14%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 3%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 82.8mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 257.72 Kcal (1079 kJ)
Calories from fat 108.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.09g 30%
Cholesterol 78.2mg 42%
Sodium 62.49mg 4%
Potassium 145.53mg 5%
Total Carbs 35.32g 19%
Sugars 29.05g 189%
Dietary Fiber 1.54g 10%
Protein 4.16g 14%
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 8%
Calcium 50.9mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.5
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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