Black Forest cake is the English names for the German dessert.... typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer....then the cake is decorated with additional whipped cream and cherries and chocolate shavings.... and in Pakistan we usually get other fruits as well in layers.... now i will share my yum yum Black forest cake recipe... which I made for my own Birthday on my 4 year daughter's request.... :)
moist chocolate cake 1 (I made this in three layers - http://morewish.blogspot.com/2012/08/moist-chocolate-cake.html)
cherries pitted halved 1 cup
fruit cocktail 1/2 cup
sugar 2 tsp
heavy whipping cream 950 ml
icing sugar 5 tbsp
cherries 8 - 10 for top
cocoa powder - to sprinkle on top
first bake the cake, I used the moist chocolate cake recipe and bake in three pans...
then, make the filling.... add the pitted halved cherries in sauce pan... add sugar.... and cook for 2 -3 minutes... till sugar dissolves.... don't dry the juices...
cool that cherry mixture completely
then add the cream in mixing bowl beat till its start thickening... add icing sugar and beat till soft peaks form
now assembling... place one baked part of the cake on a platter.... cut the dome to flatten the cake
moisten the cake with that cherry syrup... but cake is already moist so don't use more than one or two teaspoon juice... then add a big dollop of whipped cream.... smooth it with spatula
add the grated chocolate over it
spread some other fruit from a cocktail tin if you want... and cherries....
repeat the same process with second baked cake... moisten that part first layer it with cream, grated chocolate and then fruits...
now put the last part.... moisten...
cover all over with whipped cream
sprinkle grated chocolate on top and on sides
make swirls with whipped cream on the corner of cake ... and top it with full cherries... in the end sprinkle some cocoa powder
keep it in the fridge for 4 -5 hours before serving.... and enjoy :)