Black Forest Cherry Cake

READY IN: 35mins
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Top Review by celiavolpe

I made this cake for my husband for a German themed office party. It was the hit of the dessert table. Great cake recipe!

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Directions

  1. CAKE: Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla together until thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Alternately fold chocolate and flour into the egg mixture, ending with flour.
  3. Pour the batter into 3 8-inch cake pans that have been well greased and floured.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool cakes in pans for 5 minutes; turn out on racks to cool completely.
  6. SYRUP: Make syrup by mixing together sugar and water and boiling for 5 minutes.
  7. When syrup has cooled, stir in kirsch.
  8. Prick the cake layers and pour syrup over all 3 layers.
  9. FILLING: To make the butter-cream filling, beat together sugar and butter until well blended.
  10. Add egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  11. Fold in Kirsch.
  12. CAKE ASSEMBLY: To assemble cake, place 1 layer on a cake plate.
  13. Spread with butter cream filling.
  14. Using 3/4 cup of the cherries, which have been patted dry, drop cherries evenly over cream.
  15. Place second layer on cake.
  16. Repeat.
  17. Place third layer on top.
  18. Fold 2 T confectioners' sugar into the whipped cream.
  19. Cover the sides and top of the cake with whipped cream.
  20. Decorate top of cake with remaining 1/2 cup cherries.
  21. To make chocolate curls from chocolate bar, shave (at room temperature) with a vegetable peeler.
  22. Refrigerate curls until ready to use.
  23. Press chocolate curls on sides of cake and sprinkle a few on the top.
  24. Chill until serving time.

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