Black Forest cakes, tortes, etc. typically have cherries and chocolate, which we wanted to downplay in this recipe, since we're not actually fruit-and-chocolate-lovers. This recipe has a brownie layer on the bottom and a mousse layer on top, with cherry preserves piped for decoration. The original recipe called for dried cherries and cherry liqueur, or kirsch, in the brownie batter, but I went with pureed sour cherry preserves for the topping. Saying it tasted like a twisted fruit bar (high honors for her!), my daughter approved.