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A Birthday Cake From the Heart-and High Altitude Adjustments 
Mar. 3, 2012 6:15 am 
Updated: Mar. 21, 2012 6:27 am
We celebrated my husband's birthday on Thursday. My daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and son took us out to dinner for his birthday. The highlight of the evening was the exquisite Black Forest Cake my daughter made. The cake is all about the chocolate, cherries and whipped cream frosting. The cake is garnished with shaved chocolate and maraschino cherries which makes for quite a presentation.

     My lovely daughter loves to bake and this Black Forest Cake is her speciality.  She has perfected the cake with high altitude adjustments. (We live at 5066 feet above sea level.)  My daughter is very creative, patient, and has artistic flair. It shows in the birthday cake she made for her dad.  The photos will tell a story of a beautiful cake made with love.  Enjoy!

      Jenny's Black Forest Cake




High Altitude Jenny's Black Forest Cake

See recipe for directions.
Garnish the cake with shaved chocolate and maraschino cherries! Yum!

Of course we didn't leave any of the cake on our plates!

High Altitude Notes

If you live above 3000 feet making adjustments for high altitude will help you make a successful cake. 

Other Related Recipes for High Altitude:

These personal recipes work at any altitude:

Jenny's Black Forest Cake created by my daughter. AR name Sporadic Cook
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Mar. 3, 2012 6:27 am
Hi Lela, I was looking for your question about filling cupcakes and I found this instead and I just wanted to say: Beautiful! :)
Mar. 3, 2012 6:29 am
Thanks Allie! My daughter would appreciate your compliment!
Mar. 3, 2012 7:45 am
Lela, this is the most beautiful cake. I can almost taste it. You must be so proud of your daughter. You can just see the love in that cake. :-)
Mar. 3, 2012 7:52 am
Thanks Susie-it is a cake made with love. My daughter is very thoughtful and caring. She is a sweetie!
Mar. 3, 2012 9:36 am
That is beautiful I hope you brought enough for everyone! LOL
Mar. 3, 2012 11:06 am
Bon Appetit-This is a tall cake and it feeds plenty. My daughter will be happy you liked the cake. Happy Birthday, to you, too!
Mar. 3, 2012 4:41 pm
Awww, thanks mom for the sweet post and everyone for all the kind words! Glad you liked it! :) This cake tastes better a day or two after it's made. The cherry filling has time to soak into the cake layers. Yum!
Mar. 3, 2012 7:04 pm
I'm not a chocolate lover, but I have to admit it really looks nice and tasty.
Mar. 3, 2012 7:41 pm
Sweet Daughter-you are indeed talented!
Mar. 3, 2012 7:42 pm
Hello King Sparta-thanks for reading my blog. I will pass the compliments on to my daughter.
Mar. 3, 2012 8:25 pm
YUM! :)
Mar. 4, 2012 4:29 am
These photos are fantastic! And this cake looks delicious! I could almost taste the yummy cherries in there with all that chocolate. Great job!
Mar. 4, 2012 5:05 am
Thanks Caroline!
Mar. 4, 2012 5:08 am
Hi Mother Ann. Thanks for your compliments. My daughter took the photos, too. She has a knack for photography.
Mar. 4, 2012 12:15 pm
OMGoodness! That pic with the cut piece on the plate looks sooooo good! As if you could just reach in and eat it! It looks so moist and I love that it is a "big" cake - meaning high.....oh I want a piece so badly! Beautiful, beautiful cake!
Mar. 4, 2012 1:59 pm
Hi Cindy, you won't be disappointed if you make this cake. It is indeed a tall cake. My daughter outdid herself on this cake. Thanks for stopping by.
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I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
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I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
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