Black Forest Cake


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Ingredients

Cake

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 squares semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • Chocolate curls (optional)

Chocolate Filling

  • 1 1/2 bars German's sweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cream Filling

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Cake: Mix butter, chocolate and sugar.
  2. Mix dry ingredients and then add to chocolate mixture.
  3. Add water, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix well.
  4. Divide batter evenly into 4 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes.
  6. Layer chocolate filling and cream filling between cake layers, ending with cream filling.
  7. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired.
  8. Chocolate Filling: Melt chocolate in double boiler.
  9. Blend in butter.
  10. Add nuts.
  11. Cream Filling: Whip cream. Add sugar and vanilla extract.

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