Black forest cake with 3C’s – Creamy, Chocolatey, Cherry filled cake.
I always wondered why was it named so? Suppose we take a step back to the 18th century, way before this cakes was ever made… if I were to hear it for the first time. “The Black Forest Cake ” I would say that it sounds cold, dark and uncertain to me. Nothing like what it tastes. 🙂
Well, at least my version of the cake should not be named so, because I did not use the Schwarzwälder Kirsch cherry liquor, originally made at the black forests region in Germany. Just a kids-friendly version of cake, guess the sugar will keep them high and hyper for few hours.
Oh! By the way…nothing against the cake’s name , I know we all love it the way it is. Here’s the recipe for 3C’s black forest cake.
- Flour – 1 and 1/4 cup
- Sugar – 1 and 1/2 cup,
- Cocoa powder – 1/2 cup
- Eggs – 3 whites, 3 yolks
- Butter – 1/2 stick/cup
- Vanilla extract – 1 t spoon
- baking powder – 1 t spoon
- Milk – 4 tablespoon
- Salt – 1/4 t spoon
- Kirsch or cherry brandy – I used sugar syrup
- Cherries for topping
- Heavy whipping milk
- Slab of dark
Check out the slide show for step by step procedure of cake assembly