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Chocolate Chocolate Cherry Cake

I finally baked, after a l-o-n-g hiatus. It was the mother's birthday and I had to make her a cake, a demonstration of my love. Hee hee.

It was her favourite cake, the blackforest, and if I can say so, it was darn pretty good! Now, if only I could get the creaming right, because it did looked rather unglam.

For the chocolate cake layers, I adapted the "Chocolate-Chocolate Cupcakes" recipe from Dorie Greenspan's book: Baking: From my home to yours (page 215), as it was not too complicated and was simply yummy with great texture that was neither too airy nor too dense nor too sweet.

To make it a blackforest cake, all I needed was to layer the cake with whipped cream and dark cherries soaked in some rum (kirsch would be most ideal but I had none on hand).




Chubbypanda said…
Chocolate? Good. Cherries? Good. Chocolate AND cherries? Gooooooooooooooooooooooood...
haysen said…
hihi. im a fan of your blog... can i have this recipe of cherry chocolate cake and the blackforest cake. it looks yummmy. wnana bake for my friend's 21st and also my mum.. pse... thanks so much.. u could send it to my email,
Mia- greetings from the US! your blog really makes me want to come home! = )
hope u are well.

sluttybunny said…
Hey Mia, did i mentioned that black forest is my favorite!This is Shirling from the focus group.=)
dewberri said…
hi there, i'm a reader of your blog. the blackforest cake looks great! would it be alright for you to share with me the recipe? you could send it to

thank you!
trish said…
MIA MIA MIA!!!! i came across your blog by accident! OOOOOOOH... yum yum! i want one for my bday too! you should bake for support grp in december.. im intending to ask the "older" people to come since its HOLS for uni/jc/poly/sec school students alike! HEHEHHH!!and I really wanna meet the oldies to see how they are doing..
0409 said…
hi! stumbled across your blog, would like to say that the blackforest cake & date and nut loaf look great! if it's not too much trouble, could you send both recipes to thanks! :)
Natalie said…
I do love a good black forest cake!
I spent 6 months in the black forest and my guest mum made the most awesome black forest cakes from scratch!

The secret is whipping your own high fat whipping cream, in a cooler temperature (apparently the germans prefer to make this in the winter cos the cream sets well and doesn't collapse so easily.

Hopefully with the cream @ a cooler temperature, you get a firmer texture and that will help with the "creaming" process so you get a more even texture.

Good luck if you are keen to try this technique and do leave me a piece

p/s kirsch definately goes well... alt, brandy gives the same yummy flavour too =)

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