Black Forest Gateau Recipe
A spongy chocolate cake layered with sweet, thick 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!
- Total Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
- Prep Time 20 mins
- Cook Time1 hr
- Recipe Servings2
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
- 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 GateauHideShow Media
For the Sponge:
Whip eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Fold in flour, cocoa and baking powder with water.
Spoon into an 8" cake tin. Bake at 190 degrees C for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, cool and split in half horizontally.
Soak sponge with flavored sugar syrup.
Cook cherries in syrup with cinnamon and orange rind.
Thicken with corn flour. Cool.
Layer the cake with whipped cream and cherries.
Decorate with whipped cream and chocolate and serve chilled.