12 April 2010

Schwarzwald Kuchen (Black Forest Cake)

I promised to bring cake to some friends for family night and since the cake I had was all gone, I made this (my first time and without alcohol, naturally):




















I baked a normal chocolate cake (actually, I used the non-egg recipe from Keepapitchinin' but used milk and cream instead of water and added an egg just for kicks). Then I poked some holes in it and cut it in half. After pouring cherry juice over both halves, I mixed Stracciatella pudding cream with whipping cream and spread it on the bottom layer of cake (I probably should have made the cream stiffer, but we don't have a handmixer and my hand sure got tired). Then I cut cherries in half and covered the cream, and repeated the whole process with the second layer, except this time I didn't put quite as many cherries on top and I tried to make them look artful.

I think my first Schwarzwald Kuchen was a success, and it sure looked pretty with the rich brown chocolate, white cream, and red cherries. I love trying to bake new things despite the "You're baking again?" questions I get (I end up baking a lot when I'm home sick--and yes, I promise I am careful not to spread my germs).

7 comments:

  1. Oh I love Schwarzwald Kuchen. That picture makes me want some right now. Maybe I'll do some baking tonight....

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  2. funny...i like baking too...maybe that's why you do it when you're homesick.

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  3. Michelle, that cake looks gorgeous! Excuse me while I drool all over myself.

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  4. I would drive to Germany to eat that cake.

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  5. Also mir gefällt der auch.... Schwarzwälder-Kirsch geht immer ;-)

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  6. Sica--I didn't say "homesick," I said "home sick." There's a big difference. I meant at home, sick. You mean sick for home. :D But yes, I'm glad we both like baking.

    Everybody else, keep drooling! That cake was so awesome, I just might make it again next week.

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