Black Forest Gateau

A wonderfully simple Black Forest Gateau, this dessert is mouthwateringly moist and crammed with cherries - delicious!

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Black Forest Gateau

A wonderfully simple Black Forest Gateau, this dessert is mouthwateringly moist and crammed with cherries - delicious!

  • 45min Total Time
  • 24 Servings

All You Need Is ...

Cake

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 90 ml vegetable oil (around 5 tbsp)
  • 230 ml water
  • 3 medium free range eggs
  • 3 tbsp Kirsch

Filling / Topping

  • 25 g pitted cherries, juice reserved
  • 100 g morello cherry jam
  • 500 ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar

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Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens) / Gas Mark 4.

Mix the cake mix, oil, water and eggs gently together and then whisk (by hand or electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.

Pour the cake mix evenly into your two greased cake tins.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 23-28 minutes or until a rounded knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Meanwhile mix together the Kirsch and 2 tbsp of reserved cherry juice. Turn the cakes onto a wire rack and prick holes all over each with a fork. Using a knife spread the Kirsch mix over each sponge allowing it to seep into them as they are cooling.

Pipe the remaining cream (using a large nozzle in your icing bag) around the edges of the cake to seal in the cherry topping.mmmm delicious!

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