Black Forest Sheet Cake

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Serves 12.
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Black Forest Sheet Cake: Rich (but easy to make) chocolate sheet cake topped with loads of sweet cherries, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate. The nice thing about sheet cake is you can cut as big of a piece as you want! | macheesmo.com
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Rich (but easy to make) chocolate sheet cake topped with loads of sweet cherries, whipped cream, and shaved chocolate.

Chocolate Sheet Cake recipe from a Food Network recipe.

Ingredients

Chocolate Sheet Cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
24 ounces frozen cherries, thawed
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon bourbon (opt.)

Whipping Cream:

2 cups whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons sugar
Shaved Chocolate, garnish

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in cocoa powder. When butter is melted, stir in boiling water and let bubble for a few minutes.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and baking soda.

3) Pour chocolate mixture into flour mixture and whisk together. Then stir in the buttermilk and eggs mixture. Mix until batter is smooth and then pour into a 12×12 or similar sized sheet pan.

4) Bake sheet cake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until a tester comes out clean from the center. If you use a different sized baking sheet, your baking time might change.

5) Meanwhile, combine cherries, sugar, and bourbon in a pot over low heat. Once sugar is dissolved and cherries are steaming, remove from heat and let cool.

6) When cake is done, spoon cherry mixture over the top of the cake. Let the cake cool to room temperature before adding whipped cream.

7) Whisk together whipped cream with vanilla and sugar and spread evenly over cooled chocolate cake. Garnish with shaved chocolate.