Recipe by Holly Brazzell
"This is a recipe that is simple to make and always makes people at parties rave. Garnish with dollops of whipped cream and reserved cherries."
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1 3/4 cups
1 1/3 cups
2 1/2 teaspoons
3 (1 ounce) squares
unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 1/2 cups
sifted confectioners' sugar
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (16.5 ounce) can
pitted dark sweet cherries, drained with juice reserved
I was expecting it to be much better. It was not worth all the work. Everyone enjoyed it enyway and it was very pretty. I decorated the cake with the cherries, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.
Where to begin... Well, this recipe produced a very dense cake (and not in the dense = fudgy sense). It was heavy and actually a bit bland. The frosting? Well, I only added 3 cups of confectioners sugar, and it was virtually too thick to spread. I had to use a hot spatula to get it to spread evenly. I would not make this cake again.
This cake was absolutely great! Exactly what I was looking for and a wonderful addition to my recipe box.
A traditional Schwarzfelder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake) uses Schwarzfelder Kirschwasser-Black Forest Cherry Schnapps. You should use a cherry liquor instead of orange.
I made it for my boyfriend's birthday and everyone simply thought it was delicious. One thing though, I had sprinkled flour on the cake tray before I put the cakes in, so there was powder flour on the cake tray and at the bottom of the cake as I was serving. It was a little embarrassing, and I would not use flour as a non-stick apparatus anymore. Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for a great recipe!
It absolutely gets high scores for being quick which is very nice but it's too sweet. If I make it again I'll try adding more chocolate and cutting on the sugar.
Made it for a potluck didn't come home with a crumb
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holly's Black Forest Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 586
** Calories from Fat: 171
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