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       Title: Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)
  Categories: German, Cakes, Fruits
       Yield: 8 servings
 	    6 ea Eggs; Large			     4 oz Unsweetened
       1 c  Sugar                               1 c  Flour; Sifted
       1 ts Vanilla Extract               
     1/4 c  Sugar                               2 tb Kirsch
     1/3 c  ;Water                        
   1 1/2 c  Confectioners' Sugar                1 ea Egg Yolk; Large
     1/3 c  Butter; Unsalted                    2 tb Kirsch Liquer
       2 c  Sour Cherries; Canned, Drain        1 c  Cream; Heavy, Whipped
       2 tb Confectioners' Sugar                8 oz Semisweet Chocolate Bar (1)
   *  There should be 4 squares of chocolate and it should be melted.
   Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla together until thick and fluffy, about 10
   minutes.  Alternately fold chocolate and flour into the egg mixture,
   ending with flour.  Pour the batter into 3 8-inch cake pans that have been
   well greased and floured.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 10
   to 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out
   clean.  Cool cakes in pans for 5 minutes; turn out on racks to cool
   Make syrup by mixing together sugar and water and boiling for 5 minutes.
   When syrup has cooled, stir in kirsch.  Prick the cake layers and pour
   syrup over all 3 layers.
   To make the butter-cream filling, beat together sugar and butter until
   well blended.  Add egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5
   minutes.  Fold in Kirsch.
   To assemble cake, place 1 layer on a cake plate.  Spread with butter cream
   filling.  Using 3/4 cup of the cherries, which have been patted dry, drop
   cherries evenly over cream.  Place second layer on cake.  Repeat.  Place
   third layer on top.  Fold 2 T confectioners' sugar into the whipped cream.
   Cover the sides and top of the cake with whipped cream.  Decorate top of
   cake with remaining 1/2 cup cherries.  To make chocolate curls from
   chocolate bar, shave (at room temperature) with a vegetable peeler.
   Refrigerate curls until ready to use.  Press chocolate curls on sides of
   cake and sprinkle a few on the top.  Chill until serving time.