Black Forest Gateau #2

black forest gateau

Black Forest Gateau #2

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Servings: 1 cake
Calories: 3640
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 oz caster sugar
  • 2 oz plain flour
  • 1 oz cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons kirsch
  • 1 pint double or whipping cream
  • 13 3/4 oz can blackberry pie filling

for the glace icing

  • 8 oz icing sugar sifted
  • 1 oz cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • chocolate curls to decorate


  • Line and grease a deep 18 cm (7 in) round cake tin.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and thick. Fold in the flour and cocoa powder.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in a moderate oven for about 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut into three layers horizontally, and soak each layer with 1 tablespoon kirsch.
  • Whip the cream until thick. Sandwich the cake together with some of the cream and the pie filling. Pipe the remaining cream on to the side of the cake and a border on the top.
  • Mix the icing sugar, cocoa powder and water until smooth and pour over the top. Decorate with chocolate curls.
  • To make chocolate curls, spread melted chocolate on a level smooth surface and leave to set. Hold a knife at an angle of 45° and draw across chocolate to make curls.


Oven temperature 180°C, 350°F, gas 4.
Calories: 3640 kcal
Carbohydrates: 439 g
Protein: 49 g
Fat: 198g
Saturated Fat: 118 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 1139 mg
Sodium: 392 mg
Potassium: 2100 mg
Fiber: 41 g
Sugar: 328 g
Vitamin A: 8503 IU
Vitamin C: 85 mg
Calcium: 580 mg
Iron: 16 mg
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