Black Forest

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Another version of the famous Schwarzwald cake.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Serves 8 to 10.
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1 Large Fatless Sponge Mixture
1 small can (450 grams) cherries
1 tbsp red jam
300 gms fresh cream
4 to 5 tbsp powdered sugar
1 recipe Shortcrust Pastry (using 55 grams plain flour (maida) and 55 grams cold butter)
2 tbsp rum or brandy or kirsch
grated chocolate for decoration

  1. Stone the cherries. Keep aside 3 tablespoons of the syrup and add the rum to it.
  2. Bake the sponge mixture in a well-greased and dusted 175 mm. (7") diameter tin.
  3. Cool the cake and trim form the top and bottom.
  4. Cut the cake into 2 horizontally.
  5. Sprinkle the syrup over the cake parts. Allow to soak for 10 minutes.
  6. Roll out the shortcrust pastry dough to 175 mm. (7") diameter and bake in a hot oven at 450°F for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool the pastry.
  8. Apply a thin layer of jam over the pastry.
  9. Put one part of the cake over the pastry.
  10. Beat the cream with the sugar until very thick.
  11. Spread a little cream over the cake, arrange the cherries on top and spread a thick layer (at least 12 mm. (1/2")) of cream over the cherries. Chill in the freezer compartment of a refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Put the other cake part on top, spread the remaining cream and decorate with grated chocolate and cherries.
  13. Chill the cake.
  14. Serve cold.

  2. Proceed as above using eggless chocolate sponge cake mixture instead of fatless chocolate sponge mixture.

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 on 08 Oct 12 12:02 PM

I saw this recipe on the video and was very much impressed and hence tried it out on my mom's birthday which fell on 2nd oct.It is almost a gift that a daughter can give for her mom who has struggled all through her life to settle the life of a daughter.Always mom is very precious.Anything in this world can purchased but a love of a mother can never be purchased.This can be a good tribute to a lovely mom.This lady has given and given up many things to bring us up so at least we can do something good for her,at least bring a smile on her face!Try this yummy cake for your mom.....(the beloved lady)