The Perfect Recipe for an Authentic Black Forest Cake

Indulge your senses in the rich, timeless delight of an Authentic Black Forest Cake. This classic German dessert, with its layers of moist chocolate cake, luscious cherries, and decadent whipped cream, has captivated dessert enthusiasts for generations. In this article, we’ll guide you through a step-by-step process to create your very own show-stopping Black Forest Cake that is guaranteed to impress your family and friends. Get ready to embark on a journey of pure chocolatey bliss!


For the Chocolate Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
For the Cherry Filling:
  • 4 cups pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
For the Whipped Cream Frosting:
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For Assembly and Garnish:
  • Additional cherries, for decoration
  • Chocolate shavings or curls


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans, and line the bottoms with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes, until the batter is smooth.
  4. Reduce the speed to low and slowly pour in the boiling water. Mix just until combined. The batter will be thin, but that’s okay.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula and tap the pans on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the cherry filling. In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar, water, and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Gradually pour the cornstarch mixture into the simmering cherry mixture, stirring constantly.
  9. Continue to cook the cherry filling until it thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
  10. To make the whipped cream frosting, chill a mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then pour the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract into the chilled bowl.
  11. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to overbeat.
  12. Once the cakes have cooled, level the tops if necessary. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread a generous amount of whipped cream over the top.
  13. Spoon a layer of the prepared cherry filling over the whipped cream, spreading it evenly. Place another cake layer on top and repeat the process, adding whipped cream and cherry filling.
  14. Finally, place the third cake layer on top. Use the remaining whipped cream to frost the sides and the top of the cake, creating a smooth and even layer.
  15. To decorate, pipe rosettes or dollops of whipped cream along the edge of the cake. Place fresh cherries on top of each dollop. For an added touch, sprinkle chocolate shavings or curls over the whipped cream and cherries.
  16. Refrigerate the cake for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the cake to set.
  17. When ready to serve, slice the Black Forest Cake with a sharp knife, revealing its beautiful layers of chocolate cake, cherries, and cream. Each bite will transport you to dessert heaven.

Conclusion: With this detailed recipe, you now have the knowledge and confidence to create an authentic Black Forest Cake in the comfort of your own kitchen. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a delightful indulgence, this cake is sure to impress and satisfy. So gather your ingredients, embrace your inner pastry chef, and get ready to savor the heavenly combination of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream in every delectable slice. Enjoy the delightful journey of creating and enjoying your very own Authentic Black Forest Cake!

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