Do you know what a Black Forest cake is? I’d never heard of it before Elizabeth Lutz asked me to track one down for her recent birthday. Apparently many New York bakeries don’t know what it is either. My go-to’s kept telling me they didn’t make them, but East Village stalwart Veniero’s came through.
Elizabeth blows out her candles, secure in the knowledge that there is awesomeness about to come….
You see, a Black Forest cake is layered with chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries (as well as some sort of liquor), that essentially form a pie within a cake. A PIE WITHIN A CAKE!!??!!! My mind is officially blown.
A closer look at those gorgeous layers….
Happy birthday, Elizabeth! And thank you for taking me into the Black Forest.