Delicious Black Forest Cake Recipe!

This recipe delivers a classic version of the original Black Forest cake with whipped cream frosting and cherry topping. It is a stunning and decadent cake but it’s fairly simple to make! Give it a try! 

Ingredients For The Chocolate Cake:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Ingredients For The Cherry Syrup:

  • 2 cans of canned cherries
  •  ¼ cup cherry liqueur
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ingredients For The Whipped Cream:

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  •  ½ cup powdered sugar


Ingredients For Optional Decorations:

  •  200 g. chocolate shavings
  •  Fresh whole cherries

How To Make: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Grease and flour two 9 inch, round, cake pans; cover bottoms with waxed paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil, and 1 tablespoon vanilla; beat until well blended. 
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. 
  • Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. 
  • Loosen edges, and remove to racks to cool completely.
  • Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice. 
  • Combine reserved juice, cherries, 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in a 2 quart saucepan. 
  • Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. 
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool before using.
  • Combine heavy cream and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. 
  • Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • With long serrated knife, split each cake layer horizontally in half. 
  • Tear one split layer into crumbs; set aside. 
  • Reserve 1 1/2 cups Frosting for decorating cake; set aside. 
  • Gently brush loose crumbs off top and side of each cake layer. 
  • To assemble, place one cake layer on cake plate. 
  • Spread with 1 cup frosting; top with 3/4 cup cherry topping. 
  • Top with second cake layer; repeat layers of frosting and cherry topping. 
  • Top with third cake layer. Frost side of cake. 
  • Pat reserved crumbs onto frosting on side of cake. 
  • Spoon reserved frosting into pastry bag fitted with star decorator tip. 
  • Pipe around top and bottom edges of cake. 
  • Spoon remaining cherry topping onto top of cake.