This is my take on a Black Forest Cherry Cake, a delicious Chocolate Cherry Cake that is filled with whipped cream and cherries, frosted with a chocolate pudding frosting, topped with ganache, and gold cherries. It’s so delicious and beautiful!
Video: I recommend watching my video on YouTube to see exactly how to assemble the cake. PS. in the video I make the ganache for the frosting and the ganache for the drip together, which is why it looks like a large amount, but I've divided the recipe because people will most likely make this in stages, and it will help to make the drip ganache separately in order to easily obtain the best consistency for it.
Chocolate cake: feel free to use hot water instead of coffee. You can also add 1 teaspoon of espresso powder to the cake batter if you want to enhance the chocolate flavor, the coffee helps bring out the richness in the chocolate.
Cake layers: the layers of the 6″ cake will be thin, and that’s because when you stack them, they can’t be too high, or the cake will be too hard to style and decorate.
Cherry liqueur: feel totally free to skip the cherry liqueur. You could also brush the cake with simple syrup, milk, or just leave it plain without brushing it at all.