This recipe fuses two Christmas traditional recipes into one. The black forest cake and the pavlova.
500g pavlova base
200g dark chocolate
300mL cream whipped
400g plump, red cherries
- To make the drizzle, place the dark chocolate in a ceramic bowl and heat in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each until glossy and smooth. You want the ganache to be pourable but not too runny.
- Dip 12 cherries with stalk intact into the ganache. Set aside to set.
- Place the pavlova on a cake stand and pour the remaining chocolate mixture over the cake, starting in the middle, allowing it to run over the sides for a decadent and dramatic look.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Decorate with the 12 chocolate dipped cherries and some extra fresh cherries.
- Serve immediately.