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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Homemade Black Forest Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy to make dessert cake for your next party or family get together? If so, you should try this Black Forest Cake recipe that was given to me years ago by a family member. This cake is very sweet, moist and decadent!

Homemade Black Forest Cake Recipe

2 (20 oz.) cans tart pitted cherries, undrained
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 (9-inch) chocolate cake layers, baked and cooled
3 cups cold whipping cream
1/3 cup confectioners sugar

Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Combine reserved cherry juice, cherries, granulated sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened. Add vanilla and stir again. Split each cake layer in half horizontally. Crumble on half layer; set aside. Beat cold whipping cream and the confectioners sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer set a high speed until stiff peaks form. Reserve 1 1/2 cups whipped cream for decorative piping.

Place one cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1 cup whipped cream; top with 3/4 cup cherry topping. Top with second cake layer, 1 cup whipped cream and 3/4 cup cherry topping; top with the third cake layer. Frost cake sides with remaining whipped cream. Spoon reserved 1 1/2 cup whipped cream into a pastry bag fitted with star tip; pipe around top and bottom edges of cake. Spoon remaining cherry topping over top of the cake.

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