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i remember a very special birthday whenever i open my mother's old betty crocker cookbook because it has cherry juice spilled on the page that she used to make this cake. it was a delight to look at a
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Re: cherry birthday cake

posted at 2/12/2011 3:03 PM EST
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Is that the Black Forest Cherry Cake?
It's funny because the same book my page 194 and 195 are wrinkled and stained from making "Streamlined Puff Pastry Dough"  probably the easiest puff pastry recipe there is.  I make Napoleons pretty often for gatherings using this recipe and I get requests for the recipe a lot.  No one can believe they are that easy.

There are a lot of great memories in a torn beat up old cookbook.  There is something about holding the book and reading the same recipe that my Mom or Grandma used.  I love the internet for recipes but I think in a generation the memories associated with an old cookbook will be gone.  I think that is sad.

Re: cherry birthday cake

posted at 2/12/2011 3:45 PM EST
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MMMMMM I love Black forest Cake.  When are we in for that recipe?

Re: cherry birthday cake

posted at 2/12/2011 4:54 PM EST
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Thanks for the memory.  Cake sounds good.  Please post the recipe.

I have a Betty Crocker cookbook and whenever I open it I find the page where my sons and I were baking and my youngest one spilled liquid on one of the pages.  It is kind of crinkly from being so wet, but you can still read it and it brings back a lot of memories of when my sons and I baked and cooked, etc.  Those were the days!!!  Lots of memories.

Re: cherry birthday cake

posted at 2/12/2011 7:56 PM EST
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In Response to Re: cherry birthday cake:
MMMMMM I love Black forest Cake.  When are we in for that recipe?
Posted by Elsa M


Elsa, this is the one from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
First instruction is to bake a yellow cake given on a previous page.  Just make it easy on yourself and make a cake from a cake mix, or your favorite cake.
Next prepare Cherry filling:
2 Tb cornstarch
2 Tb sugar
1 can (1 pound) pitted dark cherries, drained (reserve syrup)
1 Tb brandy flavoring
Stir together cornstarch and sugar in a small saucepan.  Add enough water to reserved syrup to measure 1 Cup; stir into sugar-cornstarch mixture. cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils.  Boil and stir 1 minute. Cool to lukewarm.
Stir in brandy flavoring. Dip 36 cherries into thickened syrup; set cherries aside.  Cut remaining cherries in quarters and stir into thickened syrup.  Chill thoroughly.


In a chilled bowl,
 beat 1 1/2 Cups Chilled whipping cream and
 1/4 Cup confectioners sugar until very stiff.

To assemble cake Place 1 cake layer on serving plate. 
With decorators tube or spoon form a thin rim of whipped cream around the outer edge of the layer.  Fill center with Cherry Filling.  Place other layer on filling. Gently spread the layer with the whipped cream on the top and sides.
Grate 1/3 bar of sweet chocolate.  Gently press the chocolate by teaspoonfuls onto side of cake
Place reserved cherries on top of cake.

Cake must be refrigerated.
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