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01.01.2003 -dessert - cake

Black Forest cake

« A cake that always wins the universal approval of food connoisseurs. A successful layering of moist chocolate cake and whipped cream, this delight is enlivened by the crisp tartness of cherries. It is prepared and baked the day before or in the morning of the day to be served; the cake is assembled, however, right before the meal.  » 
Type Dessert - cake - chocolate - cherries - cream - kirsch – chocolate cake
Level of difficulty delicat
Preparation time Preparation: 30 min Cooking: 45 min
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Serves 8

  • 1 ½ lb (700 g) cherries preserved in brandy
  • 9 oz (250 g) powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (6 cl) water
  • 4 ½ oz (125 g) butter
  • 7 oz (200 g) all-purpose wheat flour
  • 1 ¾ oz (50 g) corn flour
  • 1 tsp powdered yeast
  • 1 ¾ oz (50 g) cocoa
  • 2 tbsp kirsch
  • 2 cups (50 cl) single cream
  • 2 tbsp (25 g) icing sugar
  • 1 bar baking chocolate


Preparation of ingredients:

  • One day prior to serving:
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks
  • Melt the butter
  • Butter the cake mold Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Day cake is served:
  • Remove the pits from the cherries, if necessary
  • With a potato peeler or a grater, create chocolate shavings from the bar of baking chocolate



  • One day prior to serving:
  • In a large bowl, put the sugar and egg yolks and beat them until the mixture whitens
  • Add the melted butter and mix
  • Pour in the both types of flour little by little along with the yeast and cocoa while stirring continuously
  • Beat the egg whites until very stiff by adding at the end the spoonful of lemon juice
  • Very carefully add the egg whites to the mixture
  • Pour this final mixture into the buttered mold and bake in the oven for 45 minutes
  • Verify proper baking time with a knife blade: the cake should unstick from the mold easily
  • Turn the cake out of the mold and allow it sit all night or all day

Day cake is served:

  • Assembling the cake:
  • Whisk the very cold single cream into whipped cream; add the icing sugar and whisk again
  • Cut the cake horizontally into 5 thin slices
  • Place the first slice on a serving tray, soak it with kirsch, place cherries on top and cover with whipped cream; add the second slice, cover with whipped cream, and finish off with another slice of cake
  • Using a spatula, cover the whole cake with whipped cream; next, sprinkle with chocolate shavings and keep cool (not too long due to the whipped cream) until ready to be eaten

Suggested drink or wines

Suggested wine: Vin de Pays du Cap Corse Muscatellu Clos Nicrosi 2004

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