Chocolate and cherries

I needed cake…. No, ok I didn’t need it, I just fancied a slice. So with stuff in the pantry and the fridge I made a delicious red velvet inspired black forest gateaux!!

The basic cake recipe can be found on a previous post (red velvet sponge cake).

As the rayburn was too small to fit 3 cake tins in at once, so I put double the amount in one tin. When the sponges had cooled, I sliced the larger sponge into two- thus giving me 3 sponges!

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I grabbed a jar of morrello cherries and some cointreau from the pantry and a tub of double cream!

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Then I began to layer up the cake….
Cake

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Cream

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Cherries

Repeat this again, finishing with the best looking sponge on top.

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Dust with icing sugar to finish.

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My store cupboard ingredients may not be the healthiest, but they do taste fantastic!

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It’s amazing what natural light and some white props do to a redy-pink chocolate cake!

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Simple. Easy. Delicious.

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Melissa xx

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19 thoughts on “Chocolate and cherries

  1. Hey Melissa, just accidentally stumbled on your blog. And ain’t I glad I did ☺I am drooling already. You just fancied a slice. What would you do with the rest of your yummy cake. Hold on till I drive over to your place 😋

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  2. Pingback: Celebration Cakes | The Glen House

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