A German cherry cake based on a recipe from McCall’s Cooking School, page #41 under Cakes, Cookies. The intro says, “One taste of this fabulous dessert and you’ll understand why it is the most famous dessert of the Black Forest region of Germany. Three layers of cake are drizzled with a cherry-brandy syrup and then filled with brandied cherries and whipped cream. The cake is frosted with more whipped cream and garnished with shaved chocolate and chocolate curls. It is so spectacular that you should skip dinner and just invite guests over for coffee and dessert!” I couldn’t agree more. I first made this for my step-son’s high school German class’ Oktoberfest potluck. He recently flew back into town for the weekend and I made it for his birthday. It is a bit of work but so fun to put together and so delicious. It is a light and airy sponge cake with just a hint of cherry brandy (kirsch). My step-son thinks this would be great with the glazed cherries doubled and placed on top of both of the bottom two layers instead of just the one. Cook time doesn’t include standing time for the glazed cherries.