Friday, January 31, 2014

Black Forest Cake

I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the cake until I wrapped it up....but better laye than never.  I found the recipe here. Awesome cake. Moist, tender, and oh so good.

The recipe called for coffee but I decided to try out kahlua and stout instead. Interesting flavors from both but I did prefer the stout. More complex flavor I thought.

Chocolate garnish is purely optional. It's hard to resist adding more chocolate though.  Whipped cream under the cherries is also not a must but I wanted whipped cream throughout my cake instead of just around the edges.

Black Forest Cake

1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup Kahlua or stout
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 can cherry pie filling
1 large container cool whip

Beat together oil and sugar. Add in eggs, blending well. Add in cocoa powder, stout, and vanilla. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in alternately with buttermilk.

Pour batter into two greased 9 inch rounds with parchment on the bottom. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done. Cool ten minutes in pan before removing to finish cooling.

Place one layer of cake on cake plate. Top with whipped cream and cherries. Add second layer and repeat spreading whipped cream down sides of cake. Garnish with chocolate if desired. Chill until ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. Oh somebody was really lucky to get that cake! Can you send me one over ;)