|Preparation||Start to finish|
|2 hours 32 min.||2 hours 32 min.|
|1||Prepare a chocolate-flavoured 1 Génoise (Genoa sponge): make the genoa sponge as usual, but add 2 tablespoons powdered cocoa to the flour before adding the beaten eggs.
You can scatter a few flaked almonds in the bottom of the mould or tin before pouring in the mixture, but this is not essential.
|1 hour 23 min.|
|2||Slice the sponge in two horizontally.
For real attention to detail, you can trim off the the top crust, which will help the cake to absorb the syrup later.
|3||Place a layer of sponge on the serving plate.||3 min.|
|4||Drain 200 g Griottine cherries but save all the syrup.||3 min.|
|5||Use a brush to soak the sponge on the plate with the syrup from the cherries.||5 min.|
|6||Surround the sponge with a band of paper or plastic to make the assembly which follows easier.
Of course, if you have a dessert ring of the right size, use this.
|7||Soak 1 sheet gelatin in cold water.
Warm 3 tablespoons Kirsch in a small pan, then incorporate the gelatine and leave to cool.
Make a chantilly (whipped cream) with 200 ml liquid cream, 10 g Vanilla sugar and the kirsch.
We add the gelatine to make the cake firmer and easier to asemble. It also keeps better.
|8||Spread a layer of cream on top of the sponge. If your cream is not in a cream whipper, use a forcing bag to make this easier.||5 min.|
|9||Spread an even layer of cherries on the cream.||5 min.|
|10||Then a second layer of cream.||5 min.|
|11||Soak the second half of the sponge with cherry syrup and sit it on the cream layer.||5 min.|
|12||Add a third layer of cream on the top.||5 min.|
|13||Sprinkle with cocoa powder or scatter with chocolate chips.||3 min.|
|14||Remove the band of paper and refrigerate until serving.||5 min.|
For 1 Black Forest gateau : 10.71 €
|Liquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Apple Batter Puddings, Pan-fried scallops and chanterelles with Noilly Prat sauce, Pumpkin (or potimarron) soup, Raw beetroot mousse with walnuts, Pork medallions with "full" turnips, ... [All]|
|Griottine cherries: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Piped petits-fours, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, ... [All]|
|Vanilla sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Toffee apple upside-down cake, Chocolate tart, Cochelin d'Evreux, Santiago Cake, Apricot blancmange, ... [All]|
|Kirsch: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Cherry clafoutis, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Framboisier, Cherry clafoutis, ... [All]|
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