Black Forest Mini Cakes Recipe

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Ingredients

For the Chocolate Cake:

6 oz butter at room temperature

4.75 oz granulated sugar (2/3 cup)

5 oz brown sugar (2/3 cup), packed

2 eggs at room temperature

2 tsp vanilla extract

8 oz buttermilk (1 cup), at room temperature

4 oz sour cream (1/2 cup), at room temperature

2 tbsp water (or brewed coffee)

7.8 oz all-purpose flour (1¾ cups)

3 oz unsweetened cocoa powder (1 cup), sifted

1½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

For the Kirsch Syrup:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

2 tbsp kirsch (or 1-2 tsp cherry extract)

For the Chocolate Pastry Cream:

4 egg yolks

3 tbsp corn starch

2 cups milk

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Pinch salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 oz semi-sweet chocolate melted

2 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature

To Assemble:

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate in one large block (for chocolate shavings)

1 1/2 cups heavy cream (or whipping cream)

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

8 oz cherries fresh, pitted and coarsely chopped

7 fresh cherries with stems

Instructions

Get full recipe >> Black Forest Mini Cakes @ Sugar Hero

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