Black forest cake

A much loved classic with a low sugar refresh! Our 98% Sugar Free Rich Chocolate Cake Mix makes the perfect black forest cake. Rich and decadent with a dark choc ganache, yum!

MAKES: 1 x 15cm round cake

INGREDIENTS

For the cake

1 x sachet Noshu 98% Sugar Free Rich Chocolate Cake Mix
2 x extra large eggs
100 g butter or non-dairy spread (melted)
3/4 cup milk/ nut milk or water

For the filling

235 ml thickened cream
2 tsp vanilla essence
¾ cup pitted cherries, chopped

For the ganache

150 g Noshu 97% Sugar Free Dark Choc Baking Chips
65 ml thickened cream
Cherries to decorate

METHOD

Preheat oven to 160°C (150°C fan forced). Grease and line the base of 3 x 6 inch (15cm) round cake tins with baking paper.

MIX

In a mixing bowl, combine packet cake mix, milk (or water), eggs and melted butter (or non-dairy spread).

Beat with an electric mixer using the whisk attachment on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour the batter into your cake tins and cover with foil, leaving room for the cake to rise in the centre.

BAKE

Bake in your preheated oven for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for a further 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove cakes from their tins and place on a wire cooling rack to cool completely before assembling.

FILLING

Place cream and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl, and whip with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold through your chopped cherries with a spatula.

GANACHE

To make the dark choc ganache, place your Dark Choc Baking Chips and cream in a small microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave on low heat in 20 second increments, stirring in between, until completely melted and smooth. Set aside.

ASSEMBLY

Place one cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with approximately half of your whipped cream and spread evenly. Repeat with remaining layers of cake and cream, finishing with a cake layer on top.

Carefully pour your dark choc ganache on top of your cake and spread with a palette knife or spoon, allowing some to drip over the edge. Decorate with cherries on top.

STORE

Keep chilled in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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