Great recipe! I have modified it slightly: baked two layers instead of three and cut each layer along using a thread. Four chocolate layers, rich cherry filling and heavy whipped cream made it delightful!<br/>http://www.cakeaddicted.com/black-forest-cake-recipe.html
I had lost this recipe from McCalls Cooking School Magazine. I'd made it dozens of times Between 1990 and 1995. but not at all in the last 17 years. Thank-you so much for having it here! And now with the internet, I was able to look up other techniques to make Chocolate Curls. I have to say that the photos previously posted do not do justice to this Fabulous Recipe. It it a bit tedious to make the the RAVE reviews and compliments received make it Well worth the effort.
I used cherry flavored cocktail mix instead of cointreau in the syrup, a whole can of cherry pie filling instead of making glazed cherries and made two layers instead of three (I don't think I would have had enough batter for three anyway). I worried that my eggs and sugar mixture wasn't thick enough (even after beating for 15 minutes) but the finished cake was DEVOURED today at work. Everyone raved. I especially like the whipped cream frosting/topping - we used it to make cream puffs for the football game tomorrow!!
Thank you for this recipe. Everyone liked the cake. It was a perfect recipe. Finally my search for a good recipe for black forest cake is over!!