Black Forest Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
45 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix for two 8-inch rounds, plus necessary ingredients
  • Strong brewed coffee, as needed
  • Buttermilk, as needed
  • Cream:
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Cherries:
  • One 24-ounce jar sour cherries, drained
  • 2 tablespoons kirsch
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Directions
  • For the cake: Make the cake according to the package instructions, but substitute half of the water with coffee, and the other half with buttermilk (most likely it will call for 1 cup total of water). Bake in two 8-inch round cake pans according to package instructions. Let the cakes cool completely.

  • For the cream: Using an electric mixer, beat the cream, sugar and almond extract together in a large bowl until stiff peaks form.

  • For the cherries: Combine the cherries and kirsch in a small bowl.

  • To assemble: Use a serrated knife to cut the cakes in half horizontally. Create layers of cake, cherries and whipped cream, repeating. Top the cake with whipped cream, a few cherries and chocolate shavings.


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