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Perfect of all occasions. Beautiful and yummiest cake ever!
Black Forest Cake takes a new face. Dark chocolate, soft sponge, melt in your mouth when combined with soft whipped cream.

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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 Degree F (170 degree C) and grease 3 nine inch pans, and line it with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, mix boiling water with cocoa powder until smooth.

  • Step 3

    On a medium speed, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. To the mixture add eggs, one by one. Beat in buttermilk and vanilla extract.

  • Step 4

    Turn to low speed and add in 1/3 of flour mixture, followed by 1/2 of chocolate mixture. Repeat with the remaining mixture until just incorporated.

  • Step 5

    Divide the batter (about 1.5 cup) and pour into the prepared pans, smoothing the surface. Bake for about 13 to 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

  • Step 6

    Place the cakes on the wire rack to cool. Let them cool completely before frosting.

  • Step 7

    For the frosting:
    Beat whipping cream in a large bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy and just double in volume.

  • Step 8

    De-seed and roughly chop cherries. Mix half a cup of cherry syrup with two tsp of rum ( if using).

  • Step 9

    For assembling:
    Place one cake layer on the serving plate and soak it with Cherry syrup following with chopped cherries.

  • Step 10

    Spread about 1/2 a cup of frosting on the layer. Repeat this process with the second layer too. Smear the rest of the frosting on the sides of the cake.

  • Step 11

    On top throw spoonful of frosting while pulling up the ends to form peaks from the whipped cream.

  • Step 12

    Cover the cake with chocolate shavings and cherries (if you like).
    Sprinkle Cocoa powder onto the grooves to give a sense of depth to the whipped peaks.

  • Step 13

    Cover and refrigerate the cake. Leave out in room temperature for a while before serving.

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