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Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau by Flora Shedden

Recipe by:

Flora Shedden

If you're looking for a cake to impress your guests, this is it! Not only does it look great but the rich taste will satisfy those tastebuds.
Prep time
20 minutes
Cook time
40 minutes
Difficulty
Medium
Servings
8

Ingredients: 

  • 100g plain chocolate
  • 150ml boiling water
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 125g Graham's unsalted softened butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • 150ml Graham's single cream
     
  • 100g cherry jam
  • 75ml kirsch
  • 300ml Graham's double cream
  • 100g fresh cherries
  • 50g dark chocolate

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Instructions: 

Step 1

Line two cake tins and preheat oven to 180C.

Step 2

Break chocolate into pieces and cover with boiling water.

Step 3

Add the remaining ingredients, stir and divide between the cake tins.

Step 4

Bake for 35 - 40 mins then allow to cool.

Step 5

Whip cream.

Step 6

Cut the top off each of the cakes.

Step 7 

Paint half of the kirsch on top of one cake, top with 1/3 of cream and add cherry jam to the centre. 

Step 8

Paint the remaining kirsch on the other cake, top with remaining cream and decorate with the cherries and chocolate.

Place this cake on top of the first sponge.

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