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Black Forest cake

Black Forest cake

Black Forest gâteau and Black Forest cake are the English names for the German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, literally "Black Forest cherry-torte", where it originated. Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. Then the cake is decorated with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings. In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top. Traditionally, kirsch is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used. In North America, Black Forest cake is generally prepared without alcohol. German st ... more on Wikipedia

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