• Ingredients: 27
  • Serves: 1

Black forest shooter with special equipment: a 2-oz shot glass.

Ingredients

  • Special equipment: a 2-oz shot glass

Caramel ganache

  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsps. unsalted butter, room temperature

Cake

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups golden brown sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened chestnut spread** with vanilla
  • 1/4 cup whole milk

Brandy syrup

  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 2 tbsps. golden brown sugar
  • 24 jarred peeled whole chestnuts**; 12 coarsely chopped, 12 left whole

Glaze

For cutting and dredging

  • About 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting the cutting board
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch sifted together with 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

For final assembly and decoration

  • Assorted nonpoisonous flowers

Berry compote

Directions

  1. Step 1 Put crème de cacao in shot glass. Hold a regular teaspoon (not a measuring spoon) upside down over liqueur (spoon should be at a diagonal, with only the tip touching the liqueur), then gently pour cherry juice over curved part of spoon to float it on top of crème de cacao.

    For this step you will need

  2. Step 2 Using a clean, dry teaspoon, gently pour cream into glass in same manner, creating a third layer. Shave some chocolate over cream using a vegetable peeler.

    For this step you will need

Nutrition information

Calories 210 Carbohydrates 23 g (8%)
Fat 12 g (19%) Protein 1 g (3%)
Saturated Fat 7 g (37%) Sodium 8 mg (0%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g Fiber 2 g (7%)
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g Cholesterol 14 mg (5%)