Black Forest Cake for Easter 2013

I cannot help myself, going through some more old posts, I just like to republish for instance this one from Easter 2013: This was seven years ago!

I wrote the following on Easter Monday 2013:

It was great to see the family over Easter. It’s Easter Monday today, another holiday. Today Peter and I are on our own again. We took some pictures yesterday with our lovely eight months old great-grandson Lucas and the whole family while they were at our place. We had Black Forest Cake. Baby Lucas had a taste of it too and liked it! He had his bottle, sitting upright and holding the bottle all by himself. He was keen to finish it right to the last drop!

Peter and I might go for a drive later on. For lunch we are going to have just left-overs from yesterday. We had yesterday a very colourful lunch. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of my lunch-plate. However it definitely looked very colourful. There was “Hackbraten” (Meatloaf!) with gravy and champignons, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage and boiled potatoes. Also a glass of beer with it. It’s such a simple meal but everyone liked it. We had Caroline and Matthew for lunch with us. Later on all the others arrived for afternoon coffee and cake and a little welcome drink. We were ten adults plus Baby Lucas. In about two weeks we are going to spend some time with our family in Melbourne.

Our drive to Melbourne in a rented car is going to be a great event for us. We don’t drive straight to Melbourne but have a few overnight stops on the way to see a bit of the country. We are very much looking forward to this.

Peter’s sister Ilse writes this is going to be an unforgettable Easter for them for there’s still snow all over Berlin. The asparagus farmers in the area fear the worst for their crops. It’s just too cold to grow anything. Large parts of Europe are still in the grip of winter. How much they long for warmer days and a bit of sunshine!

We had plenty of chocolate Easter eggs. I helped myself to quite a few and loved them!

A few days later I was able to publish some Easter photos from 2013:


Black Forest Cake


Finally I am able to show you our lovely Black Forest Cake that we had for Easter Sunday. Peter said this morning something about our router being quite old and the modem being even older. So he went today, bought a new modem/router, all in one, connected it and voila, now we can upload pictures again. What a relief!

So for good measure I include now some more pictures from Easter Sunday.




Little Lucas, our baby great-grandson, was allowed a taste of that delicious Black Forest Cake. He loved it and later on licked the spoon! He also loved to drink out of his bottle.



We all love little Lucas very much.





For breakfast I had hard boiled egg with a garnish of salmon.


Here are a few more of Easter Sunday’s pictures which I only just found in the files when I looked a bit more. There is a picture with Grandma Monika in the background holding little Lucas. In one of the other photos you see Ryan, the dad of Lucas. The brother of Ryan is at the table too but cannot be seen properly. Sorry, Troy, that I didn’t catch you properly.




4 thoughts on “Black Forest Cake for Easter 2013

  1. This is what I wrote on April 1, 2013, in reply to one of the comments:

    This Black Forest Cake has for a long time been our favourite cake. It’s filled with fresh cream which I love. One of my granddaughters didn’t like the cream and would have chucked it in the bin but I said I’d love to have her cream. So I ended up with a very rich piece of cake. But it was truly delicious!
    What we are up to in Melbourne? Well this depends a lot on what our son and his daughter have planned for us. The daughter lives in NSW and is going to be with her Dad in Melbourne for one week during her NSW school holidays. We are looking forward to see the son’s daughter, our granddaughter! We haven’t seen her for more than a year. We’re also going to see the sons grandchildren. Last time we were in Melbourne was one year ago. Our great-grandchildren are going to be five and six this year. We going to be in Melbourne from the 13th to the 20th of this month. One whole week! On Sunday the 14th we are definitely going to see the grandson and his family. They live in a very nice secluded place outside Melbourne, but our son, where we are staying, lives very close to the city.

  2. Here is something that a German blogget wrote on April 1, 2013:

    “Wünsche dir einen wunderschönen Ostermontag und eine gute Woche,oh Kuchen mag ich auch sehr gerne Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte da könnte ich viel essen, ist ja so lecker.Ein sehr schöner Bericht ist immer so schön bei dir zu lesen Dank den Übersetzungsprogramm den mein Englisch ist wirklich sehr schlecht.Mein Besuch ist auch alle wieder weg,ist immer eine Menge Arbeit mit Kochen Kuchen, und Schokolade bin richtig voll gegessen,aber jetzt ist schluss damit es wird gefastet.Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen Tag,und liebe sonnige Grüße von mir.Gislinde

    April 2, 2013 at 5:33 am Edit
    Schönen Dank für deinen Kommentar, liebe Gislinde. Ich hatte einen sehr ruhigen Ostermontag, wollte mich nur ausruhen!

    Ja, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ist wirklich sehr lecker. Hatte am Ostermontag nochmals ein grosses Stück. Und auch viele kleine Schokoladeneier. Jetzt habe ich wohl auch für eine Weile genug von den Süssigkeiten.

    Hier in Australien ist jetzt schon Dienstag. Ich werde heute morgen wieder meinen kleinen Lauf machen. Gestern war ich zu müde dazu!

    Am Ostersonntag habe ich auch viel gekocht. Zum Mittagessen waren wir zu viert. Die anderen spülten das Geschirr nach dem Mittagessen.

    Am Nachmittag waren wir insgesamt zehn Personen und Peter machte den Kaffee für die Gäste. Aber ich machte dann später das Geschirrspülen während sich die anderen nach Kaffee und Kuchen noch angeregt unterhielten.

    Ich schreibe dir ja jetzt immer in deutsch. Da brauchst du doch sicher kein Übersetzungsprogramm!

    Ich schicke dir recht sonnige Grüsse aus Australien! Hoffentlich bekommst du dann heute auch etwas Sonne ab. Wünsche dir auch viel Sonne für den Rest der Woche!

    Cheerio, Uta.

  3. Love the memories! Especially love the smiles! That Lucas is a doll! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) to you and Peter!
    PS…Black Forest Cake is one of my favourites! Sadly, I haven’t had any in years.

  4. Hi Carolyn, yes, dear Lucas was our first great-grandson and this year he is going to be eight! 🙂
    In 2013 we already had two great-granddaughters, that is the two granddaughters of our son. But they live in Victoria, that is quite some distance away and we cannot see them very often. We have now four great-grandkids living fairly close to where we live. but beause of the Coronavirus we have not been able to see them for a while . . .
    It is a pity that you cannot get any Black Forest Cake where you live. I might try to order some in for the 10th of May (Mothers’ Day!). That is only a few weeks away. I hope, some of our children will be able to visit on that day! 🙂
    Thank you for your thoughts, dear Carolyn, and HUGS from us too! 🙂

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