Black Forest Cake With Chocolate-Almond Mousse Frosting Recipe

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Black Forest Cake With Chocolate-Almond Mousse Frosting
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  1. MIX cake according to package directions (two or three layers may be used); BLEND in 1 teaspoon almond extract; FOLD in 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits or chips; BAKE cake according to package directions.
  2. COOL cakes completely in pans on wire rack.
  3. COMBINE 20-21 oz cherry pie filling, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1/4 teaspoon rum extract, and 1/4 teaspoon Angostura bitters.
  4. WARM mixture in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it gently bubbles and thickens, stirring occasionally (about 7 minutes); ALLOW mixture to cool (If you are making a three-layer cake, this recipe for the filling should be doubled).
  5. TURN one cake onto cake plate, flat-side up; SPREAD cherry mixture evenly; TURN other cake round carefully onto plate or hand; PLACE flat suface over cherry filling; REPEAT, if a third layer is used.
  6. MELT 12 ounces chocolate chips in double boiler at medium temperature with 1 cup whipping cream; COOL.
  7. BEAT remaining one cup whipping cream with an electric mixer on low speed until soft peaks form tips curl); ADD 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, and chocolate chip/whipping cream mixture; CONTINUE beating on low speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  8. FROST completely cooled cake layers one at a time, decorating outermost surface in swirls with a spoon.
  9. GARNISH with 1 oz semisweet chocolate shavings (create shavings or curls using a swivel vegetable peeler or a cheese grater with a semisweet chocolate bar; pitted maraschino or sour cherries and/or sliced almonds may be added as additional garnish, if desired).
  10. SLICE, serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 603.95 Kcal (2529 kJ)
Calories from fat 435.44 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.38g 74%
Cholesterol 225.53mg 75%
Sodium 86.64mg 4%
Potassium 199.93mg 4%
Total Carbs 25.52g 9%
Sugars 18.34g 73%
Dietary Fiber 1.28g 5%
Protein 18.49g 37%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Calcium 164mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 343.16 Kcal (1437 kJ)
Calories from fat 247.42 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.49g 74%
Cholesterol 128.14mg 75%
Sodium 49.23mg 4%
Potassium 113.6mg 4%
Total Carbs 14.5g 9%
Sugars 10.42g 73%
Dietary Fiber 0.73g 5%
Protein 10.5g 37%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 12%
Iron 1mg 10%
Calcium 93.2mg 16%

* 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

  • 15.9
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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