The best cake in the world is German Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte) (for the sake of full disclosure I must tell you that I grew up in the Black Forest). Forget the disappointing imitations of this cake that you find in the US. I am talking about the real thing: made from scratch, with real cherries, Kirschwasser (cherry spirits), real whipped cream, and shaved chocolate on top.
Here is the assembly part: three cake layers, cherries soaked in Kirschwasser (this cake is spirited and spiritual), two whipped cream layers…
And this is the final product (thank you, Ruth, if you are reading this):
Of course, there is no time to waste because fresh whipped cream stays fresh for only so long. So this dream of a cake disappears fast:
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