Prasadini Fernando's
Black Forest gâteau cake

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: St Albans
  • Skill level: Medium
  • Time taken: 3 hours

About this Bake

A fancy four-layer cake, filled with kirsch whipped cream, covered in soured vanilla buttercream, topped with black cherries in kirsch, lined with chocolate shards and finished with a light dusting of cocoa powder and gold leaf.

Top tip

When making the cake batter, carefully fold (not beat!) in the dry ingredients (in this bake - the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder), to ensure minimal gluten formation for a light, spongy cake.