I really don't understand the rave reviews for this cake. While the basic chocolate cake was fine, everything else was terrible. Adding 1/2c of Kirsch liqueur makes the cake taste and smell like rubbing alcohol. I'm hoping it will become edible after sitting overnight but am worried about it drying out in the fridge. The filling between the layers is far too dry - I softened the butter prior to creaming, but after adding the sugar and coffee all I had was a thick paste. I had to add about 1/3 c of cream to lighten the consistency, but if you have reserved syrup from the cherries, definitely use that. And what is with the unsweetened whipped cream for a frosting? This cake was very expensive, took a long time to make, and was just strange (not in a good way). If you must proceed, I would definitely suggest making it at least a day in advance and covering it well so it doesn't dry out. Maybe this is what "real" Black Forest Cake is supposed to be like, but if that's the case I must say I don't care for it at all. Also, change the default picture... This cake doesn't have chocolate frosting!!
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I really don't understand the rave reviews for this cake. While the basic chocolate cake was...