Black Forest Gateau Recipe

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Black Forest Gateau
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

A spongy chocolate cake layered with sweet whipped cream and cherries with a hint of rum and cinnamon never fail to impress your taste buds. Here's an easy recipe to make your very own black forest cake!

Ingredients of Black Forest Gateau

  • 4 eggs
  • 100 gm castor sugar
  • 75 gm flour
  • 25 gm cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp warm water
  • To soak:
  • 2 Tbsp sugar syrup
  • Rum to taste
  • For the Filling:
  • 750 gm stoned cherries
  • 1
  • 100 ml sugar syrup
  • Pared rind of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 250 ml sweetened, whipped cream
  • Chocolate to decorate

How to Make Black Forest Gateau

  • For the Sponge:
  • 1.Whip eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • 2.Fold in flour, cocoa and baking powder with water.
  • 3.Spoon into an 8" cake tin. Bake at 190 degrees C for 15 minutes.
  • 4.Remove from oven, cool and split in half horizontally.
  • 5.Soak sponge with flavored sugar syrup.
  • 6.Cook cherries in syrup with cinnamon and orange rind.
  • 7.Thicken with corn flour. Cool.
  • 8.Layer the cake with whipped cream and cherries.
  • 9.Decorate with whipped cream and chocolate and serve chilled.

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