My version of blackforest cake. My childhood favourite. My heirloom recipe. My many happy memories. Sharing the recipe here in case someone wants to try.

Traditional Black Forest Cake

Ingredients
  

Egg Yolk Mixture (Beat together):

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 50 g water
  • 50 g oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBsp pure cocoa powder
  • 50 g Optima flour
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 1/8 tsp soda.

Meringue

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 50 g sugar

Filling (cook until thickened)

  • 1 can pitted cherry in syrup.
  • 3 TBsp cornflour
  • Some lemon juice and sugar

Topping

  • 500 ml cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBsp icing sugar

Instructions
 

  • Fold in both mixtures.
  • Bake in 7 inch round pan.
  • 180°C about 35 min.
  • Cool completely.
  • Slice into 3 slices.
  • Mix all ingredients for filing and cook till thickened.
  • Stir in 1 tsp brandy.

Assemble cake

  • Put cream on first slice.
  • Put 1/2 of the cherry filling on cream.
  • Do the same for second slice.
  • Put only cream on third slice.
  • Decorate with choc and cherries.
  • Usually people use those preserved cherries but we prefer fresh ones. It's up to you.
  • Fridge overnight for flavour to meld.
  • Enjoy!