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Black Forest Cake

- Submitted by on 4th May 2009

(Blackforest Cake, Black Forest Gâteau, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, Black Forest Cherry-Torte)

Black Forest Cake

Recipe For Bloack Forest Cake


For Cake

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1/2 cup (50 gms)
  • Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup (50 gms)
  • Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
  • Butter - 1 cup (100 gms)
  • Eggs - 6
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

For Frosting

  • Heavy Whipping Cream (Double Cream) - 1 pint
  • Sugar - as needed
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Cherries - 1 can
  • Chocolate Bar - 1 (grated/shaved)
  • Chocolate Rice - as needed

For Syrup

  • Water/ Syrup from cherry can - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

Black Forest Cake


For the Cake

  1. Sieve together the all purpose flour (maida) and cocoa powder into a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave.
  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl using a hand blender until it becomes very creamy and frothy.
  4. Mix together all the wet ingredients (melted butter, sugar, vanilla essence) along with the beaten eggs.
  5. Finally fold in the dry ingredients (flour + cocoa) with the wet ingredients.
  6. Mix everything nicely with a wooden spoon until you get a smooth batter.
  7. Grease a cake pan with butter and dust some flour and cocoa powder on it and keep it ready.
  8. Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake it in a oven preheated to 350 degree F (180 C) for about 40-45 minutes.
  9. Check if the cake is done by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake. It should come out clean.
  10. Switch off the oven and cool the cake before applying the syrup and frosting.

For the Syrup

  1. Pour the cherry syrup/plain water into a small sauce pan.
  2. Add the sugar to it and bring it to a boil.
  3. Finally add the vanilla essence to the syrup and keep aside. (Traditionally a tbsp of rum is added to the sugar syrup.)

For the Frosting

  1. Beat the whipping cream with enough sugar and vanilla essence until a nice fluffy frosting is ready.(You could also use frozen whipped cream.)

Final Cake Assembling

  1. Cut the top to make it flat before applying the frosting.
  2. Cut the cake laterally into 3 equal circles.
  3. Take all the 3 pieces and pierce it with a fork at random places. This will help the syrup to penetrate into the cake.
  4. Add few spoonfuls of the syrup on each cake piece and let the cake absorb it. This step is very very important to make the cake moist and delicious.
  5. Take a cake stand or serving dish and place one piece of cake.
  6. Apply a generous amount of frosting and top it with chopped cherries, choclate shavings and chocolate rice.
  7. Place the second piece of cake on top and apply the frosting and toppings.
  8. Top it with the 3rd slice of cake.
  9. Apple the remaining frosting on top of the cake and on all the sides.
  10. Sprinkle chocolate shavings (grated chocolate bar) and chocolate rice on top and all around the cake.
  11. Top the cake with cherries. Yummy black forest cake is ready.

Black Forest Cake

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Person Harini   (November 20, 2016)
Does it really need 6 eggs? 6 eggs for 1/2 cup flour sounds a little too much. Will it give away the egg smell after it is done ? or is there any substitutes I can add, reducing the no of eggs ?
Person Vinothini   (October 29, 2016)
Can i use 7" baking pan?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 2, 2016)
yes you can.
Person Vinu   (October 28, 2016)
I tried at home.. really wonderful outcome.. very spongy and yumm.. keep sharing..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 28, 2016)
Thanks for sharing your feedback.
Person Vinothini   (October 28, 2016)
Madam, may i know whats the size of the baking pan you've used to bake this cake..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 28, 2016)
I have used 8" baking pan.
Person Vinothini   (October 29, 2016)
THANKS for the info.. can i use 7' pan for this recipe..?
Person RIYAS இதை தமிழில் படிக்க ஆசை   (September 24, 2016)
தமிழில் படிக்க ஆசை எனக்கு ஆங்கிலம் தெரியாது
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 25, 2016)
can you please use google translate. It will give a fairly good translation. In future may be we will have a multi lingual facility.
Person aashi   (September 1, 2016)
hi i was in search of this cake only thnks its yummy............delicious.😋😊
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 2, 2016)
Try it and enjoy!!
Person midhun   (August 9, 2016)
soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo niceeeeeeeeeeee
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 10, 2016)
Thank you.
Person ramya   (July 30, 2016)
Hi I use oven to bake the cake if I keep it for 180 degrees and 45 minutes my cake in the upper part is over cooked and lower part is not cooked wts the reason. Am I baking wrongly I use IFB microwave oven
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 1, 2016)
Hi Ramya, Each oven is different and the temperatures vary.The timing depends on this as well as the cake pan used. for e.g : non stick pan cooks differently from glass pans etc. Next time, cook at a slightly lower temperature. After experimenting a couple of times, you will get it right.
Person syam   (June 19, 2016)
hi mam plzz tell me how much time i beat the eggs and amul whipping cream is ok ,
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 21, 2016)
about 5 minutes
Person Basil   (June 12, 2016)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 13, 2016)
Person Andree   (June 11, 2016)
Hi i made this delicious recipe for my sons birthday today...the cake is not thick enough to my liking but all around great recipe!! Delicious...You might want to state how much sugar to make the whiled cream 😉 for people who make cakes once a year that might keep them on edge lol
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 13, 2016)
Hi Andree, Thanks for the suggestion. Will try to include elaborate details.
Person swarali   (May 18, 2016)
i want to make this cake but not in oven. so can you suggest me how much time i should keep in cooker and fast or slow gas. plz tell me.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 21, 2016)
Hi Swarali, I haven't tried baking this cake in the cooker. I'm sure you can try it. First cook it for 30 minutes and check if it is cooked using a toothpick. Cook another 5-10 minutes if required.
Person Gopika   (May 13, 2016)
wonderful ,nice its very tasty
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 14, 2016)
Thank you.
Person swarali   (May 19, 2016)
can you tell me for is this half kg of cake?? and i want to it but i dont have oven so can i cook in cooker for 30 min and use same receipe??
plz reply me at earliest.
Person Sahla   (May 7, 2016)
How will the cake rise if we dindnt add baking soda?
And what about baking powder?
It is needed or not?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 9, 2016)
The cake uses lot of eggs which helps in raising. You do not need anything else.
Person Cake Bangla Recipe   (April 6, 2016)
looking so delicious.. may i know the total time of making?

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