Say black forest, and a unanimous chorus of 'yum' would resonate! Here's how you make a black forest gateaux, with layers of whipped cream and syrup.
1 amount basic fatless sponge (check jam roll recipe)
65 +20 gms maida and cocoa powder
250 gm fresh cream/whipped cream topping
Sugar syrup as required
200 gms tinned cherries chopped
Chocolate flakes as required
Make the chocolate sponge and cut into two (The one used in jam roll recipe)
Spray with sugar syrup
Spread whipped cream or whipped cream topping
Sprinkle the chopped cherries and sandwich with the other soaked cake.
Decorate with chocolate flakes and cherries (instant coffee can be added for the taste)
Preparation of Icing
Instead of 1½ tsp baking powder use ¾ tsp baking powder and ¾ baking soda.