Eggless easy Black Forest layer cake

A simple version of the classic Black Forest Gateau with three layers of eggless sponge sandwiched together with whipped cream and cherries and topped with chocolate ganache.

Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes
Serves: 3 15cm (6in) layers, serves 8

Ingredients:

For the cake
230g | 8oz plain (all purpose) flour
230g | 8oz caster sugar
100g | 3½oz unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
320ml | 10.8fl oz milk
120ml | 4fl oz sunflower oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
vegetable shortening or butter and flour to grease the tins

Filling
400ml | 13½ fl oz cold double (thickened) cream
100g | 3½ oz icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste
1 sachet powdered gelatine (optional – see notes)
1x400g |14oz Morello cherries in light syrup

For the chocolate curls
100g | 3½oz dark 70% chocolate, melted

Chocolate glaze and to decorate
100g | 3½oz dark 70% chocolate, finely chopped
80ml | 2½oz double cream
2 tsp sunflower oil
fresh cherries to decorate

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