Black Forest Cake Recipe

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  • -10Servings+
  • 30 mPrep Time
  • 30 mCook Time
  • 60 mReady In
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Black Forest Cake is a delectable treat for parties or as a dessert.

5 ounce(s) margarine – > View on Amazon
5 ounce(s) granulated sugar– > View on Amazon
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla essence– > View on Amazon
4 ounce(s) self-raising flour– > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) baking powder– > View on Amazon
1 ounce(s) cocoa powder– > View on Amazon
16 ounce(s) heavy cream
8 ounce(s) dark chocolate, grated- > View on Amazon
1 can(s) dark pitted cherries (18 ozs.)- > View on Amazon
1 cup(s) cherry brandy liqueur- > View on Amazon
3 ounce(s) icing sugar, sifted- > View on Amazon


Step by step method

  • 1

    Cream all ingredients together until fluffy.

  • 2

    Scrape mixture into a greased and lightly floured 9" cake tin.

  • 3

    Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 25-30 minutes or until done. Remove cake from oven, then from tin and place on a wire rack for complete cooling.

  • 4

    Cut off a thin layer from top to make cake even, then cut cake into two equal layers; cover and set aside. Crumble the thin layer which was cut from top between both palms (by doing a rubbing motion. Set aside.

  • 5

    Whip heavy cream to medium peak and rest in refrigerator. Melt chocolate in a bowl over simmering water, stirring until completely melted.

  • 6

    Divide whipped cream into two equal portions and fold in melted chocolate into one portion, and then gently fold in the icing sugar into the other portion.

  • 7

    In a clean 9" cake mould, place one layer of cake and dampen with half of the cherry brandy. Place cherries on top of cake layer then spoon on chocolate cream mixture. Level with a spatula and put the other layer of cake on top, pressing slightly. Soak with remaining syrup and refrigerate until set.

  • 8

    Unmould by running a knife around the sides of the mould.

  • 9

    Decorate with remaining whipped cream reserving some to make twelve rosettes (by using a star tip) on top of the cake.

  • 10

    Place a cherry on each rosette. Use cake crumb to flash on sides and also sprinkle on the center of the cake.

Tips & variations

  • Cut in preferred slice sizes to serve.

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