Black Forest French Toast

Kimberly Biegacki


Thinking of Valentine's Day & different things I could make that I love is what inspired this dish. Black Forest Cake is brilliant & very enchanting to me. I love the deep colors of chocolate and cherries; not to mention, the flavors together are amazing! One of my favorite sweet breakfast treats is French Toast so why not try to combine the two favorite dishes. Glad to say, it worked well and met my expectations of being sensational with every bite. It is the perfect Valentine surprise breakfast that I would love served with a cup of hot coffee.

Happy Valentine's Day to you all.


★★★★★ 5 votes

5 Min
10 Min



  • 2 slice
    challah bread, sliced thick
  • 2 medium
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    half and half, or milk
  • 4 - 6 Tbsp
    truvia or sugar, approx
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    hersheys cocoa, unsweetened approx
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 pinch
    of salt
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    cream cheese, or whipped cream cheese

  • 1 bottle
    hershey's special dark chocolate syrup
  • 1 small
    jar of sour cherry preserves or sour cherry jam
  • 1 small
    jar of griottines (cherries in kirsch)
  • 1 can(s)
    whipped cream
  • 1/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips, approx

How to Make Black Forest French Toast


  1. Get a fairly large size bowl to prepare mixture for dipping toast in. Add your egg and whisk them. Then add half & half, vanilla, cinnamon, stevia and Hersheys cocoa. Whisk these all together. It will take a bit of whisking to incorporate the chocolate but it will after a few minutes. You can use a deeper bowl than I did so you don't get chocolate everywhere like me. hehe
    (Preheat oven to 350 or use toaster oven.)
  2. Heat oil or butter in a pan. Now take one slice of bread and dip in mixture to saturate, flip it and get the other side too. Repeat for the other slice. Shake off excess, and place in pan to cook. Cook till both sides are nice and crispy brown.
  3. Place one slice of toast on plate and generously add some cream cheese and top with some chocolate chips. Add your other slice of toast on top. Now, place your 2 slices of toast in baking dish and into oven/or toaster oven for about 5 minutes till chips are melted. Remove and plate.
  4. Add some of the sour cherries on top of toast with several spoonfuls of the sweet liquid. Add your whipped cream, add 3 or 4 Griottines & a tbsp or so of kirsch over top and drizzle your Hershey's chocolate syrup all over french toast. Add a few more chocolate you are ready to eat the most decadent French Toast you've ever had. Relish every bite!
  5. Chocolate ingredients that I used
  6. Griottines and I used my sour cherry preserves but you could find them in the store too. Here is my recipe for Sour Cherry Preserves

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