Can a Black Forest cake be called a Black Forest if it is not filled with cherries?
It was the Father's 57th birthday. Since nobody wanted to eat a cake baked by me, not even me, we bought a Black Forest cake from this bakery. We had bought other cakes from them in the past. The Mother liked that their cakes are light and airy in texture and not overly sweet in taste. She also preferred the simple and traditional cake design compared to the more outlandish ones of other bakeries.
Imagine our surprise came cake eating time. On first bite, everything seemed as per normal.
Chocolaty sponge cake, check.
Light whipped cream, check.
Chocolate shavings, check.
Sour cherries filling ... where's the cherries?
The Black Forest cake was filled with blueberries. In our many years of eating Black Forest cakes, we have never encountered a cake not filled with cherries until this one. I was particularly disappointed as sour cherries were my favourite. The original German name, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte literally translates to Black Forest Cherry Cake. If the cake had other fillings, to call it a Black Forest would be, in my opinion, rather misleading.
cakes cake related note, I can barely fit into my skinny jeans so I am officially on diet ... right after I finish eating this last piece of blueberries filled Black Forest cake.
On a non-cake related note, check out what the Father bought himself for his birthday: