Jepers: the cherry juice mixed wirh sugar is drizzled on cake layers and the other is added to choco cherry ganache. What you see on top of cake is the choco cherry ganache frosted with the white whipped cream . Sounds delicious but also labor intensive with baking experience very helpful.
Black Forest Cherry Layer Cake
Priatno Posted: 03/10/13
jepers Posted: 03/10/13
'Haven't actually tried it yet. It sounds great, but the recipe is rather confusing. Which portion of reserved cherry juice goes into the cherry-ganache filling - the one with the sugar added or the one without? The recipe doesn't say. Also, why is the frosting on top of the cake is a decidedly different shade than that on the sides? There's no mention of two different frostings.
cltnancy Posted: 03/27/13
I made this recipe today for my Bunko group. I am a pretty experienced cook, but this did not turn out as planned. The cherry mixture did not thicken well, nor did the ganache. I ended up making a trifle, which got rave reviews. The flavors are great, but could not achieve a finished cake like the one pictured. I will probably keep this recipe as a trifle! I broke the cake into pieces, topped with some of the cherry mixture, and then the chocolate "ganache". Topped with whipped cream mixture and then repeated steps to finish with whipped cream. It looked lovely in a glass trifle dish.