Black Forest Gateau

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 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

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