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Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 13.12.2021

With just a few weeks left of cherry season, I wanted to share one of my favourite cherry recipes with you - these utterly divine Black Forest Cupcakes! The recipe is based on a classic Black Forest Gateaux (or cake), which consists of layers of chocolate sponge cake, cherry filling and whipped cream and chocolate shavings to decorate. Traditionally, Kirshwasser (a liqueur made from cherries grown in the Black Forest region in Germany) is brushed onto the cake layers or added to the cherry filling, and it is thought that this is where the name of the cake comes from....

Desserts / 18.12.2018

As you may know, I love making classic desserts with a twist! Last year I made a trifle with traditional flavours but a slightly different presentation - a Trifle Slice. This year I wanted to make use of the delicious flavour combination of chocolate and cherries but layer it up in the traditional way and make a Black Forest Trifle. I was so happy with the result! The rich flavours of dark chocolate and black cherries give this dessert a grown-up revamp, and I think the contrast of colours looks great too. With fresh cherries in season now, it's a great...