Black forest cake

A dear friend of mine celebrated his birthday on the weekend. Stu and I decided we would make him his favourite cake - black forest as a special treat. It was especially delightful seeing his eyes light up when he saw the cake. It came as a surprise to him, you see. There seems to be this general myth that black forest cake is really difficult to make. It's not.
We made it in stages though, the chocolate cake first, because it had to completely cool before we could assemble it. Then the cherries, the brandy and the whipped cream. I found the layering of the different components to be the trickiest part of the process. But we did ok (yes?).What did you do on the weekend?

11 Responses to Black forest cake

kit and nancy. said...

looks divine! what a treat.

♥ CheChe said...

Your cake looks delectable :).

♥cheche

Joyce said...

Gorgeous!! I've never baked a cake that complex before - layering does appear tricky. But you've done a lovely job with it xx

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oh wow! that looks sooo good. I've never made black forest cake before. The layering looks complicated to me. The only layering I've ever done was for tiramisu. That was pretty easy. =)

Foxglove Lane said...

You must really love your friend, I think that cake says it all, wow:~)

MissChloe said...

omg! so yummy nom nom nom ;)

Mai said...

wow, looks scrumptious!!!!
you should do a tutorial on it (: nice blog..!


CMPang x

Pirate said...

This "Schwarzwäldertorte" (that's how you call it in Germany) looks so delicious! I would adoroe the persone who makes me such ckaes!!! He's so lucky! =)

Wida said...

I've never had that cake in my life! It looks sooo good!


Wida
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green tea and red nails said...

ohh... how lovely! i bough myself a block of black forest chocolate this afternoon but now i am thinking about cake baking!! the chocolate isnt quite cutting it!

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