Monday, June 8, 2009
Rachel over at A Southern Fairy Tale is hosting Mouthwatering Monday. Want to find a great new recipe? Check this place out! Lots of folks have shared their recipes.
I was looking for a recipe for Black Forrest Cake. I went to All Recipes.com and found one. Tried it out and boy is it YUMMY!!
BLACK FORREST CAKE
2 1/8 C All Purpose Flour
2 C. White Sugar
3/4 C. Unsweetened Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1 C. Milk
1/2 C. Vegetable Oil
1 tablespoon Vanilla
2 (20 oz.) Cans Pitted Sour Cherries
1 C. White Sugar
1/4 C. Cornstarch
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 C. Heavy Whipping Cream
1/3 C. Confectioners' Sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 inch, round, cake pans; cover bottoms with waxed paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil, and 1 tablespoon vanilla; beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pans.
3. Bake for 35 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Loosen edges, and remove to racks to cool completely.
4. Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Combine reserved juice, cherries, 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool before using.
5. Combine whipping cream and confectioner's sugar in a chilled medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form.
6. With long serrated knife, split each cake layer horizontally in half. Tear one split layer into crumbs; set aside. Reserve 1 1/2 cups Frosting for decorating cake; set aside. Gently brush loose crumbs off top and side of each cake layer with pasty brush or hands. To assemble, place one cake layer on cake plate. Spread with 1 cup frosting; top with 3/4 cup cherry topping. Top with second cake layer; repeat layers of frosting and cherry topping. Top with third cake layer. Frost side of cake. Pat reserved crumbs onto frosting on side of cake.