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Black Forest Cake Recipe - Best of All

Updated on July 14, 2011

This is one of my favourite desserts. If you want to please everyone around the dinner table, this cake recipe is one of the best. Whether it's a birthday cake, halloween cake or whatever kind of celebration, this black forest cake is going to fill everyone and who's going to refuse the cherries on top -- no one. The next time you go to a bakery, ask the clerk what the best selling dessert cake is and see if I'm right.

5 eggs
200 mL (3/4 cup) sugar
125 mL (1/2 cup cocoa powder
250 mL (1 cup) all purpose flour
375 mL (1 & 1/2 cups) drained, pitted cherries
1 L (4 cups) whipping cream, whipped
25 mL (2 tablespoons ) Kirsch
25 mL (2 tablespoons ) clear corn syrup
500 mL (2 cups) shaved semi-sweet chocolate
10-15 maraschino cherries for garnish

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> Cream eggs and sugar together until stiff.
> Combine flour and cocoa; slowly stir into egg mixture, beat until smooth.
> Turn batter into a greased and floured 22.5 cm (9inch) round cake pan.
> Bake at 180 degrees C (350 F ) 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.
> Cut cake into three layers.
> Place bottom layer on a large cake plate, spoon cherries on top; fold Kirsch into whipped cream and spread a 1.5cm ( 1/2 inch ) layer over cherries; top with next cake layer.
> Pour syrup over cake and sprinkle with more Kirsch; spread another 1.5cm ( 1/2 inch ) of whipped cream over cake.
> Place top layer of cake on whipped cream; spread whipped cream over top & sides of cake.
> Garnish with shaved chocolate, rosettes of whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

Makes 1 Cake


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    • lucybell21 profile image

      Bonny OBrien 

      7 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      Okay, this looks and sounds so gooood! I should not be reading this at 2am when I am in the mood for something sweet.

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany

      It looks yummy! I love Black Forest Cake but the original one from Germany. I hope it taste like the same. I´ll try this. Thanks for sharing.

    • Teylina profile image


      7 years ago

      Haven't had a good black forest cake since last trip to Canada many years ago. May just have to check this out--there was a time I know I could have done it justice, maybe I'll get my daughter to make it! Bookmarked in case!

    • Teresa Vieira profile image

      Teresa Vieira 

      7 years ago from Portugal, Lisbon

      Nice recipe. Mayb you want to read my hub about portuguese soups. Thanks


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