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Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

The classic from our chef Viki Fuchs at the Romantik Hotel Spielweg in Münstertal.

Ingredients

Sponge dough

  • 6 eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 120g flour
  • 30 g icing sugar
  • 30g cocoa

Cherries

  • 1 jar morello cherries
  • 40 g cornflour
  • 100g sugar

Cream

  • 1 L cream
  • 6 sheets gelatine
  • 100g sugar
  • 80g of cherry liqueur

Decoration

  • 100g cream
  • 200g sliced chocolate

Instructions

  1. 1.
    Separate the eggs cleanly. Beat the egg yolks in a food processor with 100 g sugar until foamy.
    In another bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff.
    Carefully fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture with a kitchen aid.
    Mix the flour, icing sugar and cocoa together, sift into the mixture and fold in as well.
  2. 2.
    Line the springform pan with baking paper and pour in the mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25-30 minutes. Leave to cool on a cooling rack. Remove from the springform pan when cold. Now cut the sponge cake into 3 equal-sized bases.
  3. 3.
    Drain the cherries in a sieve, collecting the liquid in a small saucepan. Bring the liquid to the boil with the sugar, leaving 6 tbsp. and mix the starch with it.
    Add the starch to the boiling liquid and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    Add the cherries and leave to cool. Set aside 8 cherries for later decoration.
  4. 4.
    Soak the gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes.
    Slowly heat the sugar together with the cherry liqueur so that the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and add the squeezed gelatine.
    Whip the cold cream in a food processor until stiff.
    Add a little cream to the liquid and level. Then quickly fold in the remaining cream.
  5. 5.
    Place the bottom sponge cake layer on a cake plate and spread the cherries on top.
    Spread about ¼ of the cream on top, place the next sponge cake base on top and press down lightly.
    Now spread another quarter of the cream on top. Place the remaining sponge cake layer on top and press down lightly.
    Spread the rest of the cream over the cake and chill for an hour.
  6. 6.
    To garnish, whip the cream and pipe it onto the cake using a piping bag and a star-shaped nozzle.
    Cut the remaining cherries in half and place them on top.
    Place the sliced chocolate on top of the cake.

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