Black Forest Cake FROSTING and Toppings
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One batch of frosting split to fill and frost a simple Black Forest Cake.
Recipe type: Dessert, Frosting
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 maraschino cherries
  • 2 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • chocolate curls
  • 1 choc cake recipe 8" round
  1. In the bowl of a mixer beat butter until smooth.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and start to mix on low until the sugar is incorporating so it doesn't fly out and make a mess.
  3. Drizzle in the heavy cream and whip the frosting on high until it's fluffy. (the heavy cream will help whip it up fluffy)
  4. Remove the bowl from the mixer.
  5. Split the frosting into half by removing 1/2 and putting it into a small bowl.
  6. Dice 7 of the cherries.
  7. Then add those7 diced cherries along with 2 tablespoons of cherry juice to the small bowl of frosting. This will be the filling in the cake.
  8. When the cake is cool, cut the cake in half (so you'll have the two layers)
  9. Spread the cherry frosting on the bottom cake layer, then place the top cake layer on it.
  10. Add the vanilla extract to the remaining frosting and spread it over the top of the cake.
  11. Top with chocolate curls (or mini chocolate chips) and add the remaining cherries to the top center of the cake.
  12. Chill the cake for 30 minutes, this will set up the frosting so the cake will be stable when you slice it.
  13. Remove the cake from the fridge to come to room temperature before serving for the best flavor.
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