Black Forest Gateau (chocolate)


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A classic german dessert of chocolate sponge layered with cream and cheeries.

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Ingredients

1 chocolate cake (6")

For The Chantilly Cream
1 1/4 cups (250 grams) unbeaten whipped cream , chilled
4 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence

To Be Mixed Into A Soaking Syrup
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cherry liquer (optional)
1/2 cup water

For The Filling
1 1/2 cups cherries , deseeded

For The Garnish
dark chocolate curls
6 cherries , deseeded
1/4 cup beaten whipped cream

Method
For the chantilly cream

  1. Combine the cream, sugar and vanilla essence and whisk till soft peaks form.
  2. Keep refrigerated till required.

How to proceed

  1. Slice the chocolate cake horizontally into 2 equal parts.
  2. Soak trhe bottom layer of the chocolate cake with half the soaking syrup.
  3. Spread half the chantilly cream on the soaked layer of the cake.
  4. Place half the cherries on top and sandwich with the second layer of the chocolate cake.
  5. Soak witrh the remaining soaking syrup and spread the remaining chantilly cream on top.
  6. Garnish with the remaining cherries, chocolate curls and beaten whipped cream swirls as shown in the above picture.

Tips
  1. You can also use grated chocolate to garnish thte cake. Sprinkle it on the sides as well as on the top.
RECIPE SOURCE : The Chocolate CookbookBuy this cookbook
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