Black Forrest Cake

Black Forrest Cake Recipe

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Beth Ellefson


This is my favorite cake, how can you go wrong with chocolate and cherries!

★★★★★ 1 vote


2 can(s)
(20 oz) tart pitted cherries, undrained
1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
9 inch chocolate cake layers, baked and cooled
3 c
cold whipping cream
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar

How to Make Black Forrest Cake


  • 1Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Combine reserved cherry juice, cherries, granulated sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened. Add vanilla and stir.
  • 2Split each cake layer in half horizontally. Crumble one half layer; set aside.
  • 3Beat cold whipping cream and the confectioners sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer set at high speed until stiff speaks form. Reserve 1 1/2 cups whipped cream for decorative piping.
  • 4Place one cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1 cup whipped cream; top with 3/4 cup cherry topping. Top with second layer, 1 cup whipped cream and 3/4 cup cherry topping; with with third cake layer.
  • 5Frost cake sides with remaining whipped cream; pat gently with reserved cake crumbs.
  • 6Spoon reserved 1 1/2 cups whipped cream into pastry bag fitted wit star tip; pipe around top and bottom edges of cake. Spoon remaining cherry topping over top of cake.

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About Black Forrest Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes