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Black Forest Gateau Recipe

Black Forest Gateau is a popular American Dessert
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
American Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • For the gateau:
  • 10 gm Butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 gm. castor Sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla Sugar
  • 75 gm. flour
  • 25 gm. Corn flour
  • 25 gm. Un-sugared cocoa
  • 1 pinch ground Cinnamon
  • 1 heaped tsp. baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. Milk
  • For the filling:
  • 300 gm. drained Cherries
  • 1 tbsp. kirsch
  • 400 ml. single Cream
  • 25 gm. icing Sugar
  • 20 gm. dark chocolate
  • How to Make Black Forest Gateau:

    1. Preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
    2. Grease the tin and dust with flour.
    3. Put 4 egg yolks and the sugars into the processor bowl and blend for 30 seconds on speed 12 using the plastic blade.
    4. Add the corn flour, cocoa, cinnamon and baking powder.
    5. Mix together in 4 or 5 short bursts, then pour in the milk through the feeder tube and mix for 30 seconds on speed 8 to obtain and oven mixture.
    6. Wash the bowl, replace the blade with the whisk and beat the egg whites stiff on MAX speed.
    7. Lightly fold the egg whites into the mixture in 3 goes and pour into the tin.
    8. Bake for 30 mins. and turn out into a cooling rack.
    9. Attach disc C in the processor.
    10. Stand the chocolate upright in the small feeder tube and process in short bursts on MIN speed on obtain flakes of chocolate.
    11. Put the cherries in a bowl with the kirsch and stir.
    12. Whip the very cold cream with the whisk until fluffy.
    13. Whip for 30 seconds on speed 3 then increase gradually up to 8.
    14. Mix in the icing sugar towards the end.
    15. Once cooled, cut the cake into 3 layers.
    16. Spread the first layer with half of the cherries and a third of the cream filling.
    17. Put the second layer on top and spread with the remaining cherries and a third of the filling.
    18. Put on third layer and spread with the remaining filling.
    19. Sprinkle with chocolate flakes.


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