Black Forest Gateau

Today I have made the Show Stopper Challenge a Black Forest Gateau.

Usually the contestants make a variation on the recipe to show off their talents but I have stuck to a classic Black Forest Gateau recipe.

The cake is made up of a three tiered chocolate sponge that is layered up with cream and tinned deep pitted cherries and cherry jam.  The cake mixture is a chocolate cake mixture with natural yoghurt added to it.  When the cakes have been baked the juice from the cherries is drizzled over the sponge to add moisture.

The cake is then layered up with whipped cream, tinned cherries and cherry jam and then a chocolate cream ganache is spread onto the top of the tiered cake.

For some extra decoration I did a little bit of chocolate work by making up some 2d chocolate trees to put up the side of the cake. This is something I added myself but couldn’t find any instructions or templates on how how to do it so I messed about by piping some melted chocolate onto baking parchment and then letting them set before placing onto the cake.

To finish off the gateau I added some glade cherries to the top of the cake.

This is a yummy chocolate cake but as you can see from the picture it perhaps needs to be stored in the fridge as it is a bit wobbly.IMG_3531

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