Black Forest torte


Also known as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, this exquisite dessert hails from Swabia in Germany's Black Forest region. It's made by layering kirsch-scented chocolate cake, sour cherries and kirsch-laced whipped cream. Then it's coated generously with sweetened whipped cream and garnished with chocolate curls and cherries.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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