Black Forest Bombe

Chocolate Kirsch Cake


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

Chocolate, cherries and cream are a perfect combination and, if you use the very best ingredients, you will produce a delicious cake. If you don’t wish to make the bombe, simply keep the two 20cm chocolate cakes as they are, split each in two and layer with cream and cherries.


For the Cake

  • 125 g unsalted butter, plus more for the tins
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 1


To Bake

Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan 160°C/340°F/gas mark 3½. Lightly butter two 20cm round tins and line the bases with baking parchment. Sift together the flour and baking powder, then stir in the almonds. Set a large bowl over a