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My absolute favourite cake, this Milk Bar style Black Forest Naked Cake is packed full of cherries, whipped cream, and chocolate ganache. Easy & yummy too!


Servings

10 people

Total time

90 minutes


Ingredients

  • 115 g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 300 g caster sugar (US granulated sugar)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 120 ml buttermilk
  • 60 ml sunflower or canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate fudge sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 130 g plain or all-purpose flour
  • 15 g cornflour or cornstarch
  • 70 g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 450 g fresh or frozen cherries (pitted)
  • 50 g caster sugar (US granulated sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour or cornstarch
  • 80 g dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 60 ml double or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Kirsch (cherry liqueur) (optional - see method)
  • 4 tablespoons Cherry Juice
  • 480 ml double or heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons icing sugar or confectioner's sugar
  • 12 fresh cherries for decoration (optional)
  • six inch cake ring
  • 20 inches baking acetate


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