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to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees


My words rained over you, stroking you.
A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body.
I go so far as to think that you own the universe.
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

Pablo Neruda

My spring inspiration brought me this Black Forest combined with a tiramisú



Flourless chocolate cake

200 g water
200 g sugar
60 g Kirsch

Bring the sugar to boil with the water until it’s completely dissolved.
Let it cool down and add the kirsch.

Mascarpone mousse:
4 egg yolks
80 g sugar
3 gelatin sheets
250 g mascarpone
125 ml semi-whipped cream

Bloom the gelatin.
Whisk the egg yolks with sugar in a bain-marie until the mixture reaches 85ºC.
Add the gelatin and combine until completely dissolved.
Add the mascarpone and combine until smooth.
When the mixture reaches 20º C gently add the cream.
Pour the mixture into a pastry bag and set aside.

100-200 g cherries, pitted and diced
50 g dark chocolate, grated


Soak the cake with the syrup.
Sprinkle with the cocoa and the dark chocolate.
Place the cherries on top of the cake.
Spread the mascarpone mousse.
Repeat this operation.

I’ve decorated with a thin circle of dark chocolate.


17 Responses to “to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees”

  1. brilynn em 19 May, 2009

    That’s absolutely gorgeous!
    I love black forest flavours!

  2. Amrita em 19 May, 2009

    Gorgeous as usual! And soooo tempting! Congratulations on the blogoversary, btw…

  3. cookemila em 20 May, 2009

    Increible no contiene todos los adjetivos que se me ocurren para tu combinacion…lastima que no se pueda oler o tocar la textura por el te digo que es una obra de arte me quedo corta.Cada vez admiro mas lo que haces y como.Saludos de madrid

  4. Eleonora em 20 May, 2009

    Your blog is super. So are your photographies. They make me hungry. I have spent a nice moment when seeing them. Thanks a lot.

  5. Nags em 20 May, 2009

    This is one of the most delicious cake pics I have ever seen!

  6. kokotaru em 20 May, 2009

    Your pastry skill is amazing and the photography is so so wonderful. I really love looking at them. Thanks for sharing.

  7. rose em 20 May, 2009

    Absolutely stunning!!! I love Pablo Neruda’s writing… That tiramisu is just gorgeous. Thank you for always taking desserts to a new level of beauty!

  8. Kim - Easy French Food em 20 May, 2009

    Your creativity knows no bond.. Gorgeous!

  9. Patricia Shea em 20 May, 2009

    I grew up eating Black Forest Cake for special ocassions but I never saw one equal to the beauty of yours!! WHAT a visual delight, great photo! I bet it tastes as good as it looks. Thanks!!

  10. Michelle em 20 May, 2009

    That is beyond gorgeous. Beautiful job!!

  11. azenet em 20 May, 2009

    Just wanted to say that the Tiramisu is a italian coffee cake, as this cake is a Black Forest, a german chocolate cake.

  12. amy em 21 May, 2009

    this is wow!!!

  13. Mrs. R em 23 May, 2009

    Your blog is a beauty, as are your creations.
    Thank you for sharing the poem!

  14. Nicholas Lam em 26 May, 2009

    Hi Leonor, a friend directed me to your website and it is just wonderful! Your creations are absolutely fantastic and the photography is breath-taking. You and Miguel make a great team and I shall return often to see what’s baking! Thank for your blog, it is truly inspiring!

  15. pembecikolata em 1 June, 2009

    Your pictures are always amazing:)
    So beautiful and so delicioussssss…

  16. fragolina em 10 July, 2010

    this is so beautiful, amazing……. first time i see such kind of photos, taken in a very unique way…i cant stop discovering your blog

  17. Alessandra em 4 October, 2010

    This cake is fabulous, thank you!!!
    I would love to try to make it but you just wrote the recipe for the syrup and the mascarpone mousse: which cake’s recipe do you suggest to use for this original Black Forest?
    Thank you.

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