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Strawberry Black Forest Cake a.k.a. Strawberry Screech Cake

Strawberry Black Forest Cake. A delicious twist on a traditional Black Forest Cake using a strawberry compote and a favourite rum from Newfoundland.

Strawberry Black Forest Cake a.k.a. Strawberry Screech Black Forest Cake

Strawberry Black Forest Cake a.k.a. Strawberry Screech Black Forest Cake

This is a celebration cake that I came up with many years ago as an alternative the the traditional cherry and chocolate version and has been one that I have made may times since.

It is a much requested dessert when we have dinner guests at our house, having become a long time favorite of many of our friends.

Fresh strawberries close up photo.

I usually use frozen berries for the compote and fresh strawberries to garnish.

The chocolate cake soaked in dark rum seems to add a delicious element to this cake that people really love.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like to use 50% dark chocolate chips for this recipe but you can use semisweet as well.

UPDATE:

I have since added a Double Chocolate Black Forest Cake to the website in answer to those looking for a good version with cherries but this one remains incredibly popular with Rock Recipes readers.

Strawberry Black Forest Cake a.k.a. Strawberry Screech Black Forest Cake

Strawberry Black Forest Cake

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Strawberry Black Forest Cake a.k.a. Strawberry Screech Black Forest Cake
Yield: 16 Servings

Strawberry Screech Black Forest Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Strawberry Screech Black Forest Cake - a delicious twist on a traditional Black Forest Cake using a strawberry compote and a favorite rum from Newfoundland.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp . baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup soured milk, (just add a table spoon of lemon juice or vinegar to the milk)
  • 1 cup cold black coffee
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Strawberry Filling

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch dissolved in ¼ cup cold water

For the Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • 4 cups whipping cream
  • 6 rounded tbsp icing sugar, (ie powdered sugar, confectioners sugar)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Additionally you will need

  • 4 to 6 ounces Newfoundland Screech, (or other good quality dark rum.)

Instructions

To prepare the Chocolate Cake

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Cool completely. Split cake into 4 layers.

To prepare the Strawberry Filling

  1. Combine the strawberries and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil.
  2. Thicken with 2 tbsp corn starch dissolved in ¼ cup cold water, which is added to the strawberries while stirring gently.
  3. Boil gently for 1 additional minute, stirring constantly. Divide in 2 portions and cool completely.

To prepare theVanilla Whipped Cream

  1. Combine all ingredients and whip until stiff mounds form.
  2. To construct the cake
  3. Split individual layers of cake into two layers making four layers in total. Sprinkle each layer of cake with about an ounce of Screech.
  4. Spread a layer of vanilla whipped cream on the first cake layer, followed alternately with a layer of cake, a layer of strawberry filling, cake,then cream again finishing with the final layer of cake.
  5. Frost sides of cake with vanilla whipped cream and using a piping bag pipe a border of whipped cream around the top of the cake.
  6. Fill the middle of the border on top with the remaining strawberry filling.
  7. Decorate the cake as desired with chocolate ganache dipped strawberries and drizzle of chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. 1 cup chocolate chips
  2. ¼ cup whipping cream
  3. Heat whipping cream to scalding but do not boil. Stir in chocolate chips and stir over low heat until smooth. 
  4. You can dip strawberries in this glaze to garnish your cake as well as drizzling it over the cake for the final presentation. I use a piping bag with a number 3 writing tip to drizzle the ganache over the cake but a zip-loc bag with the corner snipped off works just as well.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 319Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 25mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 2gSugar 40gProtein 4g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Aleks

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Why is this cake so wet!! It’s sooooo moist it’s too moist :(

Anna

Tuesday 19th of February 2019

Can I make it without rum or is there any possible substitute for rum? Want to make a halal version of this cake for my husband?

Barry C. Parsons

Monday 11th of March 2019

Just omit it.

Claire Narbonne

Friday 17th of May 2013

Schwarzwalderkirsch torte traditionally uses cherries and kirsch. This one looks yummy but I think I will use strawberry liqueur instead of rum.

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 17th of May 2013

It will definitely affect the texture of the cake.

mumrah1st

Friday 17th of May 2013

That is an awful lot of sugar. If I reduce to one will it affect the cake that much?

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