Chocolate and cherry just has to be one of the best combinations ever created. I had just never tried them as a cupcake before, but I made these for dinner at a friend’s house, piled high with whipped cream and drizzled with syrup they were very much admired.
Black Forest Cake originated in Germany, known as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. I love Germany and so that fact just makes this cake combination even better.
I used the Hummingbird Chocolate cupcake recipe for the cupcake, its like devil’s food cake and is delicious. For the topping ideally you need black cherries in kirsch, but apparently these can’t be found in Croydon so I had to resort to cherries in cherry juice! Top the cakes with whipped cream and a couple of cherries.
Drizzle cherry syrup (or kirsch syrup!) over the cakes to finish them off. I made my syrup by heating the cherry juice with some cornflour to make slightly thickened syrup. And then for the final finishing touch, grate plenty of dark chocolate over the cakes.