Black Forest Cake
The Black Forest Cake (or
Gateau) is a German and Austrian traditional recipe first mentioned in writing
in 1934, although it is much older.
Basically it is a layered
chocolate cake covered in whip cream and ornate with cherries (and sometimes
A variety of cherries can be
used to make the cake, including maraschino and sour cherries. Although in the
US this is typically a non-alcoholic dessert, the classic recipe involves
Kirschwasser (cherry liqueur), or other liquors (for example, in Austria rum is
This is a 19-ingredient recipe,
with Kirschwasser. Prep time is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Here's a faster, simpler recipe,
with only 7 ingredients (ready-made cake mix can be used). Prep time is
estimated at 45-60 minutes.
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