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Our Easter Recipe of the Day

March 24, 2016
chef preparing a black forest cake with cherries and chocolate shavings
Our Easter Recipe of the Day
  • 25 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • 8 portions

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of 100% raw cacao powder or 1/3 of a cup of regular cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 ml of natural liquid vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt
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  • 1 jar of maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups of 35% whipping cream at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of cream cheese at room temperature
  • Chocolate shavings for cake decoration

Preparation

  1. 1. For the cake : Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat and add the cacao. Cook and constantly stir, until the mixture is smooth, but do not bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. 4. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and chocolate mixture. Once the mixture is homogenous, pour the liquid mixture all at once over your dry ingredients. Mix using a spoon, until the mixture is smooth.
  5. 5. Butter 2 round pans and pour the cake mix in them. Bake 15 to 20 minutes and let cool before unmoulding the two.
  6. 6. For assembly and garnishing : While the cake is baking, strain the cherries. Keep the juice and about 15 cherries for garnishing. Chop the remaining cherries into pieces and keep for assembly.
  7. 7. Using a stand mixer or using an electric mixer, whip the cream and cream cheese until stiff peaks form.
  8. 8. Once the cake has completely cooled, soak the top with cherry juice and cover with a quarter of the whipped cream. Add some chopped cherries and repeat process with the other cakes. Decorate the cake top with whole cherries and chocolate shavings.

N.B. You will need to double this recipe to make a four-layer cake such as our chef’s demonstration.

black forest cake with cherries and chocolate shavings
chef preparing a black forest cake with cherries and chocolate shavings

Who says Easter says chocolate!

And what better than a decadent dessert to settle a hearty meal?

 

Our chef Julie has thought of you and this is why she decided to share this special Black Forest cake recipe, inspired by Chef Sébastien Houle from restaurant sEb, l’Artisan Culinaire.

black forest cake with cherries and chocolate shavings

For those of you who would rather seize the opportunity by putting together a brunch, don’t worry, we’ve also got you covered with a bunch of recipes that are ideal for a morning meal. Belgian waffles, a coffee quick bread, lemon and chia seeds or banana muffins, breakfast scones, smoothies (maple, kiwi, peach or chocolate banana) and much more! Feel free to check out the "recipes" section of our blog – it’s full of little treasures!

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