Saturday, 3 May 2014

Raspberry Black Forest Cake

Today I was craving Black Forest Cake. I love Black Forest Cake, but it's not a favourite of anyone else in my house, it's the cherries, so I decided to make a raspberry version with a lighter, fluffier cake, and whip cream frosting.

It turned out really nice so I decided to share.

I'm not much of a cake decorator as you probably have already guessed from previous posts so don't be expecting a fancy cake, but it does taste really yummy!

Raspberry Black Forest Cake

1 Chocolate Cake* made in 2 round pans
1/2 cup Raspberry Liqueur (optional)
3 cups raspberries (plus a few extra for decorating)
3 Tbsp Sugar
3 Tbsp Raspberry Liqueur (optional)
1/4 cup Water
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
3 cups Whipping Cream
1/4 cup Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
Dark Chocolate Shavings

*make this chocolate cake recipe in 2 round pans and bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. You can also use your favourite chocolate cake recipe or use a Chocolate Cake mix.

Cut round cakes in half horizontally with a long knife (carefully!) or a piece of floss.

Optional: Pour a few tablespoons of Raspberry Liqueur over each piece of cake and let sit for about 1 hour to soak in.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, mash raspberries with a potato masher or fork. Add 3 Tbsp Sugar, 3 Tbsp Raspberry Liqueur (optional) and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Add water & cornstarch to thicken syrup. Set aside to cool.

In a bowl, combine whip cream, sugar and vanilla on med-high with a mixer until it forms peaks (about 3 minutes depending on the temp. and your mixer).

Once all the elements are ready, it's time to assemble the cake.

Place one of the cake slices on the serving platter and spread 1/3 of the raspberry sauce, top with a few heaping Tbsp of whipping cream and spread evenly. Add the next layer of cake and repeat until the top is on. Cover the cake with whip cream and decorate with chocolate shavings and raspberries as desired.

Like I said...not a cake decorator!

A nice light and fluffy tart raspberry option to the classic Black Forest Cake.


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