Black Forest Cake

In my living memory my Mom made this cake for Birthdays, special occasions, and Thursdays. My Dad and I share a Birthday and since this was his favorite cake this was the cake we always had. Last year I made it for LeeAnn’s Birthday. That may be because it is the only cake I know how to make.

Ingredients

3/4 cup Margarine (NOT BUTTER or OIL)
1 2/3 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 1/2 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
5 Heaping Tablespoons of Cocoa
1 1/2  cup Ice Cold Water
1 tsp Vanilla
Zest from one large Orange

Whipping Cream*
1 can Cherry Pie Filing
1 small jar Maraschino Cherries

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixer cream together butter, sugar, vanilla for 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs and mix 2 to 3 minutes. In a separate bowl combined flour, salt, baking soda, and cocoa. Add dry ingredients, cold water, and orange zest in to the mixing bowl. Mix on slow until all ingredients incorporate in to batter. Mix on high speed for 2-4 minutes. Pour batter into greased 9 inch round pans. Bake for 45 – 60 minutes until a toothpick comes out dry. Turn out onto cooling racks

*Whipping Cream Ingredients

2 cups Whipping Cream
1/4 cup Sugar
1 T Vanilla

Directions

Add all ingredients into mixer. Whip on high until it forms stiff peaks.

Assembly

Cut cake rounds so they are flat on the top. Place the first cake on to a cake tray. Cover with pie filling make sure it does not run over the edge. Top with second cake layer. Cover with whipping cream. Decorate with maraschino cherries. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.

 

 

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