Saturday, January 10, 2015

And the Black Forest Torte

 Should have used a piping bag and start tip instead of a ziplock. Ah well, next time.

It held together, thanks to the gelatin stabalised whipped cream.

It wasn't at all sweet, which was a nice change. I'll get the recipe up eventually, but if you can't wait, it is in the Rose Levy Beranbaum, Cake Bible. There's a million steps, and it is time consuming, but you only turn 54 once, so Happy Birthday Mr. ETB.

I now have a gallon of homemade kirsch and more of these super-boozy cherries. I see some vanilla ice cream in our future.


Sue said...

Thanks!! I have just gained weight looking at that!! YUM!!!

Helga said...

Bahaha, looks a little like a snowman squeezed that icing out!
Yeah, I feel like I popped on a few pounds just looking at the sumptuousness!
Boozy cherries!!!! MMMMMMMMMM

Curtise said...

Mmmm gateau! Looks lovely. Happy birthday, Mr ETB! xxx

Northern mum down South said...

Happy Birthday Mr ETB, another fabulous cake from your lovely wife !

Goody said...


Now I am compelled to bake a cake depicting a snowman crapping mounds of whipped cream! Once the thought is there, I won't rest until it is done.

Mim said...

Aaaah, I love black forest cake! Cherries and chocolate are a match made in heaven. I even made a trifle version one Christmas.

Piping schmiping, as long as there's plenty of cream on top, who cares what it looks like?

Goody said...


I still have half the cake as it is so rich we cant eat but a small slice. I'm also stuck with a jar of booze-soaked cherries, which I'm sure I'll find *some* use for (like eating them straight from the jar).

Anna said...

This is far fancier, (and I'm sure far more tasty) than my last black forest creation. I add cherry pie filling to boxed brownies and them frost and slather in redi-whip. But hey, in a pinch they rock. I'll have to try something like this torte just to make sure my baking skills haven't turned rusty!

Goody said...


I know the brownie mix/pie filling cake and love it. There's a lot to be said for using mixes. I'm no cake snob ;)

Anna said...

And here I thought I was being original. ;)