Every year, May 12, We are having a Black Forest Gateau. Because without it, Lars couldn’t be happy at his birthday. Usually Lars is the one who loves to try new things and is kind of like “new is always better” but when it comes to his birthday, he is so old-shool. He definitely needs his favorite cake. Before we got together, Lars mother or sister did that but now it is my task 😀 And I really like it because I am always happy when I see how much Lars likes it.
This time I do have a variation as well. I had the idea for Black Forest cake pops some time ago but it is always easier and healthier to try this when I bake this cake anyway, otherwise we would eat way too much cake. I took 4 times the amount from our cake base recipe and made a 4 storied cake and some cakepops. But the cakepops were quite large because of the cherry in the middle. But very tasty.
The cake is without alcohol due to pregnant women and small children but the Cakepops are made with rum. Might be a pirate-recipe, though 🙂
I just took the left-overs from the cake (usually the top of what I baked) and made cakepops from it. So I used 7 heavy creams but I used it’s leftovers from the cake. So 7 is enough for a gateau and cakepops. But when you have to whisk it anyway, why not whisk all at the same time? 😉 I usually don’t like too much cream because it is a cherry gateau and not a cream gateau. There are many people who would use a lot more cream than I do but I think that is not necessary.
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I hope you like the Black Forest gateau as much as Lars does and maybe try it and post a pic of it. I always like to see the variations 😉