Love eternal: The marriage of chocolate and cherries has stood the test of time. To understand why, bake this fantastic cake.
Why This Recipe Works
To bring the classic flavors of black forest cake to this decadent yet fruity dessert, we start with a traditional chocolate layer cake. Canned cherry pie filling makes a convenient and tasty filling when sandwiched between the layers. A fluffy meringue icing, flavored with kirsch and strained cherry preserves, coats the cake in pale pink, and dark chocolate curls dress it up.