Mythology Week: The Black Forest (Cake)

Now, all we need is an evil witch on this bridge, and we’ve got ourselves a Grimm brother’s fairy tale! (
The gateway to hell that started it all. (
Just your average German motor tours agency (I think) (
Thanks for nothing, Gerta (just kidding, I love you) (
Aaaannd there she is! (
It looks so much friendlier when it’s all lit up (
I suppose chocolate helps with migraines…(
  • 1 box dark chocolate or devil’s food cake mix (your favorite brand)
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar (confectioners’)
  • 1/4 cup Kirshwasser (Cherry Brandy), divided
  • 1 container whipped icing (cream cheese or vanilla)
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling, divided
  • Maraschino cherries (for garnish)
  • 1 to 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, shaved*
  1. Make chocolate cake according to package directions, adding 1 teaspoon red food coloring and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bake cake, as directed, in two 9-inch layer cake pans. When done baking, remove from the oven and cool the cake completely on a wire rack. When the cake is cooled, wrap each layer in plastic wrap. Place layers in the refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.




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