Delicious Black Forest Cherry Cake
Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://thejoysoflifeingrid.blogspot.com/2009_12_01_archive.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Ingrid Devilliers
I have always loved chocolate cake! I visited Germany many years ago. On a cold rainy afternoon a friend and myself visited a coffee shop and I will never forget the wonderful smell and taste of the coffee and delicious black forest cherry cake we enjoyed that specific afternoon! For months I looked for a black forest cherry cake recipe and found one that I liked but I was never a 100% satisfied with the chocolate cake. A few months back I found a chocolate cake recipe in the Barefoot Contessa's "At Home" recipe book. It is the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted! She said that Michael Grimm from Bridgehampton Florist made her this wonderful chocolate cake. Apparently his grandfather used to have a milk route in Pennsylvania Dutch country and his grandmohter baked this chocolate cake for him to deliver to customers with their milk. She says the secret to the chocolatey taste is a cup of hot coffee in the batter....it is very moist and I just love this heavenly chocolate cake!! I decided to modify this chocolate cake recipe by adding dark sweet cherries and cream and turn it into a black forest cherry cake recipe!! Enjoy!!