How to make it

  • Method:
  • Cream the butter and gradually add the sugar, then vanilla, then melted chocolate, then eggs (one at a time), then salt and then whatever other flavoring.
  • Sift the flour and measure; sift again with the cornstarch and baking powder. Fold into the batter a heaping spoonful at a time.
  • Bake 40-45 min, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out oily and with some crumbs rather than with batter.
  • Assembly:
  • Let the cake sit in the pan 10 min, then remove and set on a rack. Cool it completely.
  • Slice through twice, into three layers. Use a serrated knife, or even dental floss (encircle the cake at the desired spot, pull tighter; when the floss has bitten through an inch or so, saw the floss back and forth across the cake.) Uneven layers are not the end of the world.
  • Set the bottom layer on the cake plate you will be using, crumb-side down.
  •  Spread the layer with less than a quarter of the whipped cream.
  •  Then, distribute half the cherries over the whipped cream.
  •  Repeat for the next layer.
  •  Place the top layer on top.
  •  Decorate with a modest layer of whipped cream and a *very* light dusting of cocoa.
  •  Let it rest in the refrigerator perhaps an hour before serving.
  • I’ve seen it decorated with maraschino cherries, but not in Germany. I wouldn’t do it.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    How did I ever miss this one? I love German desserts, and this one sounds soooo luscious! Bookmarked and will try soon!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    This sounds fantastic. Great post and a high 5.
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  • ahmed1 9 years ago
    Sounds really delicious.
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