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How To Make Black Forest Cake

Updated on November 19, 2014

Black Forest Cake Recipe

If you are lookng for a new cake recipe that is delicious and crowd pleasing, you need to try making a black forest cake. Most recipes for this cake consist of chocolate cake and incorporates cherries and whipped cream into the cake. It can be made in numerous ways, but black forest cake is always delicious.

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OvenStuff Non-Stick 9 Inch Round Cake Pan Two Piece Set - Perfect for making black forest cake

Bake two cake layers and after they are cooled, cut each layer in half horizontally with a large, serrated knife to make this cake recipe.

How To Make Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake recipe

Black Forest Cake Recipe

To make this cake, start by making a dark chocolate cake. It needs to be 4 layers. Make sure the layers are cooled before assembling.


1/4 c. kirsch (cherry brandy)

1 can cherry pie filling

16 oz. heavy whipping cream

1/2 c. confectioners' sugar

dark chocolate shavings

Sprinkle the kirsch over the cooled cake layers. Beat together the whipping cream and sugar until it is stiff enough to hold it's shape. Spread some of the whipping cream on the first cake layer. Add the second cake layer. Pour half of the cherry pie filling on the second layer. Leave 1 inch of cake showing around the edge so it has room to spread. Add the third cake layer and cover it with more whipping cream. Add the fourth cake layer. Cover the entire cake with remaining whipping cream. Pour remaining cherry filling on top of cake. Gently press the chocolate shavings into the sides of the cake.

Look at this amazing slice of black forest cake!

Look at this amazing slice of black forest cake!
Look at this amazing slice of black forest cake!

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      Ramona 4 years ago from Arkansas

      Schwarz Walder Kirsch Torte is in English "Black Forest Cherry Tort" and it is my absolute favorite! As a child my Mother had one for me promptly on my Birthday. This year my sister in law is going to attempt to make one for me. I am so excited. It has been over 30 years since I had a Black Forest Cherry cake. Your Lens is great I will have to tell my sister in law to get the recipe here.

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      aylsbillones1 5 years ago

      I love Black forest cake...hmms

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      VictoriaKelley 5 years ago

      Oh Wow this is my all time favorite cake

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      Nice basic recipe. Simple is good!

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      SophiesWords 5 years ago

      This recipe really made my mouth water! I can't wait to try it. Thank you!

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      jimmyworldstar 6 years ago

      This is a chocolate lovers cake. I love the above picture with the icing and shaved chocolate bits. The cherry does a good job of offsetting the chocolate taste from being too overwhelming.

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      autofanatic 6 years ago

      So much chocolate, so little time! The recipe looks delicious.

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      Odille Rault 6 years ago from Gloucester

      Mmm... this looks absolutely delicious! Blessed. :)