Black Forest Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

Total Time:
38 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
23 min

Yield:
36 mini cupcakes
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Kirsch Cherry Filling:
  • 1 can pitted tart red cherries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons kirsch liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups non-dairy whipping cream
  • Thin chocolate shavings, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish
Directions
  • For the cake: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a mini-cupcake pan with 36 mini liners.

  • In a heavy-duty mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Once thoroughly mixed, add all the wet ingredients except the boiling water. Once all mixed together, slowly add the boiling water.

  • For the cherry filling: Put all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. When the filling is done, it should be thick like marmalade.

  • For the cream cheese filling: In a small bowl, whip the cream cheese with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add all the other ingredients until completely combined. Cool in the fridge until ready for use.

  • To assemble: Fill the cupcake liners two-thirds of the way with the batter. Spoon 1 teaspoon cream cheese filling and 1 teaspoon cherry filling on top. Bake until the cake bounces back after you touch it, about 22 minutes. When the cupcakes are done, remove from the pan and place onto a tray to cool.

  • Whip the non-dairy whipping cream in a heavy-duty mixing bowl with a whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Place the whipped cream in a pastry bag and, when the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe a generous amount of frosting on top. Garnish with chocolate shavings and maraschino cherries.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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