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Black Forest Cake February 9, 2012

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A few weeks ago Ryan and his co-workers decided to have a pot-luck lunch.  So, Ryan signed up to bring a dessert (because baking is my favorite and he knew that I would be the one making the dish for him to take).  I looked through the Cable Cookbook and gave Ryan a few options of what I would bake for him to take.  He decided that the Black Forest Cake sounded very good.  When I was making the cake, it made me think of the first time that I ever tried the cake.  When I was in high school, my youth group threw a Chinese Auction and asked our church members to donate items for it.  Barb Engstrom baked this cake to be auctioned off.  If you know my mom, you know how much she loves her sweets… so, of course, she bid on the cake and won it!  My family loved this cake!  Not only is it delicious but it looks amazing!  Thank you Barb for this awesome recipe!  You can find this recipe on page 112 in the Cable Cookbook.

Black Forest Cake

2 c. flour

2 c. sugar

1/2 c. Hershey’s cocoa

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 c. oil

1 T. white vinegar

3 lg. eggs

1 1/2 c. hot water

1 can cherry pie filling

Mix all ingredients (with exception of the pie filling) well.  Batter will be thin.  Grease and flour 2 (8-inch) cake pans well.  Pour batter in cake pans.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes.  Let cool a while then remove from pans.  Put cherry pie filling between layers.  Be careful not to use too much of the juice.  Frost with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting.  Add a few extra cherries and chocolate shavings to garnish.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

1/2 c. butter

2 c. confectioners’ sugar

5 T. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 c. melted chocolate chips

Beat butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla together.  Add chocolate.  Mix well.  Add just enough more confectioners’ sugar to stiffen icing to spread.

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