I just saved this recipe to make later, but since I saw a couple of reviews mentioned the cake is a little dry, I thought I would suggest a solution. The authentic Black Forest Cake (which I have made) instructs pricking holes in the baked, cooled cake and slowly drizzling over a simple syrup that has had a little kirsch added to it.
Can't wait to try this one! (Please ignore the rating - I couldn't post without doing so!)
I want to make this cake. Do most grocery stores sell the frozen cherries?
nlwhite911, to find the cherries in this recipe you need to click on "cherry sauce' - that is the hyperlink which directs you to that portion of the recipe. Note to others: I have not made this yet but will since we all love chocolate cake!
Made this cake for social event and received rave reviews.
I found this cake to be slightly dry. I think I'm going to have to add the pudding like another reviewer mentioned. I did use dutched cocoa with lent a prettier color than that in the picture.
5. Meanwhile, prepare Cherry Sauce. Place cake on a serving plate or cake stand. Slowly pour Cherry Sauce over cake. I have been making this cake for years for my children's birthday cake of choice, it is absolutely wonderful served with ice cold milk or hot coffee. I cheat a little and use my old Duncan Hines Tiara Cakes Pan which leaves a nice fluted edge and a "well" for the cherry filling and whipped cream. I too add instant pudding to give the cake a little more body and moisture. This is how I modify the recipe: 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil (NOT olive oil) continue with recipe as before. I have also substituted chocolate mousse in place of the cherry filling and the recipe comes out just as nice. It's and easy reciepe and saves well (if there is any left) in the refigerator for a day or two. Happy Baking : ~ }
where are the cherries in this recipe? i see them in the picture, but not in the ingredients. that's the reason for the 1-star.
I can't see the idea behind 1-star ratings. This is a very fine dessert. My only improvement was to add pudding mix to make it a bit more moist. Tastes like more to me.