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Black Forest Cake II Recipe

Black Forest Cake II Ingredients

  • Black Forest Cake II Recipe
    Black Forest Cake II Recipe

    1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup kirschwasser
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon strong brewed coffee
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans pitted Bing cherries, drained
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon kirschwasser
  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

How to make Black Forest Cake II

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line the bottoms of two 8 inch
    round pans with parchment paper circles. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda
    and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  • Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat
    in flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, until combined. Pour into 2 round 8
    inch pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a
    toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool completely. Remove paper
    from the cakes. Cut each layer in half, horizontally, making 4 layers total. Sprinkle
    layers with the 1/2 cup kirshwasser.
  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add confectioners
    sugar, pinch of salt, and coffee; beat until smooth. If the consistency is too thick,
    add a couple teaspoons of cherry juice or milk. Spread first layer of cake with 1/3
    of the filling. Top with 1/3 of the cherries. Repeat with the remaining layers.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    and 1 tablespoon kirshwasser. Frost top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with
    chocolate curls made by using a potato peeler on semisweet baking chocolate.
  • Black Forest Cake II is ready to serve.

Prep Time:30 Min
Cook Time:40 Min
Ready In:2 Hrs 10 Min
Servings : 12

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