German Black Forest Cake

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 3 cups - flour
  • 1 1.5 cup - castor sugar
  • 185 g - butter / margarine
  • 2 - eggs
  • 1.5 cup - cocoa
  • 1 cup - evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp - vinegar
  • 1 1.5 tsp - soda bicarbonate
  • 2 tsp - vanilla essence
  • a pinch - salt
  • For filling:
  • 2 cups - cream
  • 4 tbsp - castor sugar
  • 1.5 cup - chopped cherries
  • To decorate:
  • 200 g - rolled chocolate
  • 200 g - cherries
  • whipped cream

How to Make German Black Forest Cake

  • Melt butter, sift flour, castor sugar, soda bicarbonate and salt.
  • Add vinegar to milk and mix well. Beat together melted butter and half the milk for 3 minutes.
  • Add sifted ingredients and remaining cake ingredients and milk and continue beating for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the batter into two 20-inch sandwich tins.
  • The tins are to be greased and lined with grease-proof paper.
  • Bake at 180 degree C for 30 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes our clean. Cool.
  • For the filling:
  • Beat together sugar and cream until thick. Cut both the cakes horizontally.
  • Coat the cut surfaces with the thick cream and sprinkle chopped cherries on it.
  • Place the other half of the cake on this.
  • And once again spread whipped cream and chopped cherries.
  • Place the third cut cake over this, topped with whipped cream and cherries before placing the last layer of the remaining cut cake.
  • To decorate:
  • Generously spread whipped cream over the top and the sides of the entire cake. Use a spatula to even the cream. Use rolled chocolate, cut into medium pieces, on the whipped cream.
  • Decorate with the cherries and chill the cake.