Black forest cake.

While often made for Halloween, the festive nature of this dark chocolate, cherry and whipped cream cake makes it equally appropriate for the holidays.

To be honest, I would never have thought to make it on my own as I’ve never tasted a decent version and am very adverse to desserts with cherries… but as it was the Mr.’s request, I gave it my best effort!

It is a labour of love! Basically you bake a cake, slice it carefully into three layers, and then fill it with layers of ganache, home made (there is no other way, really) whipped cream and cherries and kirsch (which is a cherry liquor).

But as we were just home for Christmas and not entertaining hordes, I had plenty of time for the requisite steps most notably making sure the cake is completely cool before slicing and I really enjoyed putting it all together.And it was delicious! Recipe: Nigella Lawson community member.

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7 responses to “Black forest cake.

  1. That looks fantastic! What an indulgent wife you are! 🙂

  2. Well, it looks delicious and you have an appreciative and happy husband. Good girl!

  3. Ooooh, that looks so GOOD. I was very lukewarm about cherry desserts until I started using local sour cherries. Now we can’t get enough.

  4. Wow. How perfectly beautiful. I do love the chocolate/cherry combo, but yes, it has to be homemade. That said, I haven’t ever made one! Nick is so lucky to have you to indulge him 🙂

  5. Just so you know, these comments are from me, Leila, not Bridget! But I’m using her computer!! lol

  6. Wow – looks delicious!!

  7. Ahhhh lucky Nick! Looks delicious mama, I can already see a house load of FXs’ friends over for Mrs Lawlers delicious baking. Love x

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