Strawberry Chocolate Kirsch Cake

Strawberry chocolate kirsch cake

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What happens when I have a lot of extra ganache around? I make Black Forest cake, but instead of cherries, I use strawberries. Don't worry, I still have the Kirschwasser to keep the cake moist. In this recipe, I've used a Genoese cake, which is a simple Italian sponge cake.


butter-greased 7" round pan dusted with flour

Cake Batter:
75g all-purpose flour
50g pure cocoa powder
4 eggs, room temperature
125g powdered sugar
30g butter, melted

For assembling the cake:
1 cup dark chocolate ganache
1 package fresh strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup Kirschwasser
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp vanilla paste
powdered sugar to taste


Preheat the oven to 375F.

  1. Whisk the eggs and the sugar together in an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Whisk for 10-15 minutes until its volume has increased dramatically and the mixture leaves a ribbon trail.
  2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the bowl. Gently fold flour into the mixture without overworking the batter.
  3. Add the butter, and fold it carefully. Do not overwork.
  4. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  6. While the cake is cooling, make the whipped cream in an electric mixer with a whisk attachment. Whip until stiff peaks. Sweet to taste with the powdered sugar. Fold the vanilla paste in.
  7. When the cake is cooled, slice the cake in half horizontally with a bread knife. Do so carefully so that you have 2 equal layers of cake.
  8. Assemble the cake by brushing the Kirschwasser onto on layer of the cake. Top the layer of cake with the ganache and a layer of sliced strawberries. Place the second layer of cake on top of the ganache and strawberries. Brush the top layer of cake with more Kirschwasser.
  9. Frost the cake with the whipped cream and decorate with whole strawberries on top.
  10. Refrigerate for later, or enjoy immediately!

1 Comment

Missing small marieochs over 2 years

I'll try it and save it ?


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