Blackforest Gateau


Blackforest Gateau

A yummy dessert baked at home!!
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine Continental
Servings 10 people


  • 6 nos Eggs
  • 150 gm Caster sugar
  • 125 gm Self raising flour sifted
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Butter for greasing

For the filling and topping:

  • 1 1/4 kg Canned black cherries
  • 2 1/2 gm Caster sugar to mix with cherries, if its not sweet
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 750 ml Double cream


  • Pre heat the oven to 180ªC. Grease and line a 30 cm diameter deep cake tin.
  • Break the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and beat well for about 5 minutes until very light and fluffy.
  • Carefully fold in the sifted flour and the cocoa powder.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.
  • Drain the cans of cherries in a sieve set over a saucepan.
  • Put the cherries in a bowl (add 50 g caster sugar if necessary).
  • Heat the juice until it comes to the boil.
  • While the juice is heating, put the cornflour in a small bowl and mix with a little water.
  • Whisk the paste into the juice when it boils.
  • Strain through a sieve onto the cherries.
  • Cut the sponge(cake) in half horizontally.
  • Sandwich the halves together with the whipped cream and half the cherries.
  • Arrange the rest of the cherries on top.
  • Decorate with whipped cream.
  • :- An excellent dessert!!! :- Enjoy!!!!
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