I made a Black Forest Cake for Jon's parents' birthdays. Black Forest Cake is a classic with chocolate cake layers, Kirsch (cherry liqueur), whipped cream frosting, fresh cherries, and the ultimate garnish - chocolate shavings. The chocolate shavings not only add a visual element, but add texture and flavor. The cake is a series of contrasts. The cake is rich, chocolatey and sweet. The Kirsch adds a cherry flavor and a bit of a kick, while the whipped cream adds a creamy, airy element. The chocolate shavings cling to the frosting and the cherries add fruity sweetness.
Just before I boxed it up, I sprinkled some chocolate on the top of the cake. It looked lovely.
Here's the cake with a few slices removed.
And my piece!