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Black Cherry Cake
Black Cherry Cake

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Challenge: Recipe (Food or Beverage) II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon
Date: Jul 24, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jul 24, 2016

Cooking Spray
Flour for dusting
1 cup of cherry preserve
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 large egg white
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups sugar
2 large egg whites
3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon fine salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Dust lightly with flour and shake out the excess.
Reserve half of the raspberries, and combine the other half with 1 tablespoon sugar and crush with a fork. Set aside.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, stir with a fork to evenly combine the ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, oil and cherry preserve.

Whisk together eggs, egg whites and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until it holds ribbons, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the buttermilk mixture in 2 parts, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir together by hand until evenly combined and no lumps remain.
Pour the batter evenly into the pans. Bake in the center of the oven until a cake tester comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool on a baking rack for 10 minutes, then turn the cakes out onto a baking rack to cool completely.

Frosting: Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a saucepan that can hold an electric mixer bowl above the water. Whisk the sugar, egg whites, water, cream of tartar, and salt in the bowl by hand. Set the bowl above the boiling water and beat with an electric hand mixer at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat; beat in the vanilla.

Place: 4 out of 27
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08/02/2016 06:07:29 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

Did you really bake this????

Ha, that was going to be my Q, lovely cake!
08/02/2016 12:19:03 AM
Did you really bake this????
08/01/2016 02:34:35 PM
Must have been a lot of work, but the result is beautiful! Well done!
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08/01/2016 08:54:47 AM
Congrats on the Hm; looks like a lovely wedding cake.
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08/01/2016 01:31:04 AM
Congrats on the HM. (Recipe required.)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2016 10:50:05 PM
Wow! Beautifully decorated.
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07/31/2016 09:21:55 PM
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07/27/2016 11:52:17 AM
WOW! Gorgeous!
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07/26/2016 10:01:01 PM
very festive
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