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Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

Very traditional german recipe and my fathers favourite. Unfortunately it’s usually very fattening but I tried to switch it up a little so it becomes a bit more healthy.

What you need:
2 lb (possibly) fresh cherries, stoned and halved
9 oz stevia (or sugar)
3 1/2 oz flour
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
3 1/2 oz cherry brandy
2 oz unsweetened cocoa powder
1 lb ricotta
1/2 lb mascarpone
2 oz skim milk
butter for greasing (cooking spray works too but not as good)
grated dark chocolate and cherries to decorate (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a round springform cake tin. Place cherries, 3 tablespoons of stevia and cherry brandy and bring to simmer. Simmer for 5 – 6 minutes.
Mix flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a large bowl.Place eggs in a heatproof bowl, along with 5 3/4 oz of the remaining sugar.Place the bowl in a saucepan of simmering water and beat until thickened. Then gradually fold into the flour mixture (if it’s too thick you may have to add some water or skim milk)
Spoon the mixture gradually into the cake tin and bake for 40 – 45 min

Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down. Mix ricotta, mascarpone, skim milk, remaining sugar and beat for about 6 – 7 min. Originally this is done with cream, so you can use 1 3/4 pints of double cream and beat it with sugar instead.
Turn out cake and cut in half horizontally. You can cut it thirds too if you like but I find this tends to be very difficult,so I rather work with halves.

Finally spread a layer of ricotta – mascarpone mixture on the bottom half of the cake, followed by the cherries, then place the half on top. Cover the top with the remaining ricotta – mascarpone mix and decorate with cherries and grated chocolate.


3 comments on “Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake)

  1. I think you may have left a step out on this one. The only items in the mixture you have poured into your cake pan are dry ones; flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Would love to see the complete recipe.

    • running cherries
      May 29, 2012

      ya you’re right, I mixed up something there. You’re supposed to mix it with the eggs before you bake it

  2. sweetlab
    July 8, 2012

    This is one of my favorite cakes ever! Yummmmm.

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