You heard me right. A White Forest Cake. At least that’s what I’m calling it – it’s actually called a Zuger Kirschtorte – it’s a Swiss styled cake that consists of a nut-meringue, buttercream and cake …oh and of course, Kirschwasser. That’s right, Kirschwasser – or you may know it simply as Kirsch. You know what that is right? The awesome, alcoholic liquer that you find more commonly in the Western world in that luscious gorgeousness that is Black Forest Cake. Hence why I’m calling this White Forest Cake – a Swiss Zug Cherry Torte.
It is impossible to live in the UK and NOT have heard of the Great British Bake Off. Okay, perhaps it’s possible but you REALLY have to be living under a rock. I always knew that the Brits love their tea and cakes and baked goods, but this show and the whole Great British Bake Off showed me a whole other side of it. The Brits are amazingly obsessed and spectacularly talented at baking any type of baked goods under the sun. And because I’m interested in baking and sugarpaste (I am nowhere as good at it as the Brits are!), I thought I’d join the Great Bloggers Bake Off 2015. Yep there’s such a thing (well from what I learnt there are quite a few related linkies, but this one seems to be most organized and has the most talented baking bloggers).
This post is part of the Great Blogger Bake Off 2015 and is inspired by the Great British Bake Off 2015, Week 4 – Desserts!
If you liked this recipe, please also check out my other bakes for 2015!