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Mascarpone Cream Cheese Black Forest, Step by Step

Mascarpone Cream Cheese Black Forest, Step by Step

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I wish to apologize for not posting as often as I would like but I hope to compensate you with this delicious Mascarpone Black Forest Cake by showing you how to do it step by step.

Now that we’ve moved there are so many things to do that we barely find any free time.  Life in the countryside is much different than living in the city.  By the time we have breakfast and come back from our morning walk it’s almost 10 a.m.   Then if we have to go for shopping, by the time we are back it’s almost noon.    We usually have lunch around 3 p.m. as from the time we are back, I have to do all the daily chores, which is cooking, washing dishes, cleaning, ironing, gardening etc.   My husband  is trying to finish some things which were left unfinished.  At the moment he is trying to finish the staircase as well as put a fence outside.

If we have some free time we get together with our neighbours for a cup of coffee and some times we go and forage some wild greens for lunch.

In Athens I would clean the house once a week and it was always clean but here I clean it on a daily basis , as  there is a lot of soil and dust coming both from inside and outside the house.

Today it’s my neighbour’s birthday, so I made this cake to take when we visit them later in the evening.  Since I have all the links of the recipes, it’s much easier to write this post.  I have already posted recipes for Black forest but this one is quite different as I used mascarpone in the filling.

Start by making a basic chocolate sponge cake, preferably from the previous day because it’s easier to cut it into slices.  Next day cut it into three slices.

Prepare 500 ml whipped cream and refrigerate.

Prepare Pastry cream and set aside until it cools completely.  While it is cooling cover it with cling film.

You will need 450 grams sour cherries spoon sweet with syrup.

1 gelatin leaf.


Drain sour cherries. Add half cup water to the syrup and heat the syrup to make it lighter. Wet all three slices of sponge cake.

Soak 1 gelatin leaf in cold water. Drain the gelatin leaf and dissolve it in the hot syrup.  Set it aside until it begins to set.

Whisk the pastry cream with 250 grams mascarpone cheese and then mix in 1/3 of whipped cream.

Assemble first layer of sponge cake in a platter, using the spring form ring. If your cake has a dome on top, use the top piece in the middle and end with the last piece, which is flat.  Add half of the cream and 1/3 of the sour cherries.

Continue with second layer of sponge, the remaining cream and 1/3 of the sour cherries.  Refrigerate for a couple of hours until the cream sets.

Remove parchment paper and spring form ring.

Add some of the whipped Cream and spread on top and the sides of the cake.   Add the remaining whipped cream in your pastry bag.

Grate some dark chocolate and sprinkle on top.  Decorate as you like.

Finally add the remaining sour cherries and the jellied syrup on top.

Store the cake in the refrigerator.

Update with pictures from the party:


 Blowing the candles

Mmmmm.. it was delicious!

Other relevant recipes:

Black Forest with Caramelized Rum Cherries

Black Forest Cherry and Gooseberry Cake

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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Thursday 29th of November 2012

I just found your blog and I'm so glad that I did! Your recipes are beautiful and I have already found many to try.

Black Forest Cake is my father's favourite... I will be making this one for Christmas.

Hoping things improve soon for everyone in Greece,

¤´¨) ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer


Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Oh Ivy, I sorry to hear about the difficult time that you are having... The cake sure looks great and I can only imagine how delicious it is with mascarpone filling...your neighbor should be very happy with this beautiful and delicious cake :) I hope every day gets better for you.


Wednesday 28th of November 2012

What a delicious cake,Ivy!I would love to be your neighbor!I hope thing get better soon for you and your family.


Saturday 24th of November 2012

What a beautiful cake Ivy! And a lucky neighbor! I bet everyone loved it. *HUGS*


Friday 23rd of November 2012

La Grèce vit plus durement la crise que les autres pays. J'en suis désolée pour vous. C'est bien que tous tes lecteurs grecs puissent lire facilement ton livre de recettes. C'est une bonne idée. Ton voisin a de la chance d'avoir un aussi bon et beau gâteau pour son anniversaire. A bientôt

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