Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

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The Black Forest Cake needs no introduction. Anywhere you go, this is one of the most popular treats available at bakeries. This intense chocolaty cake, sandwiched and coated with cream, dark chocolate flakes and juicy cherries, is a huge hit with young and old alike.

This recipe will help you surprise your family and friends by making this all-time favourite right at home! You can start with a readymade chocolate sponge, or make that also yourself. Make sure you follow all the instructions, right from soaking the cake in sugar syrup to refrigerating the final product, because each step is important to get the right flavour and texture.

It might seem like a bit of effort, but the smile that blooms on your loved ones’ faces when they sink their teeth into this delicious treat is priceless!

You can also delight them with other chocolaty treats like the Mini Chocolate Cake Layered with Coffee Cream and the Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake .

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Black Forest Cake recipe - How to make Black Forest Cake

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings (6 slice )
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  1. Place the chocolate sponge cake on a flat, dry surface and slice it horizontally into 2 equal layers. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the dark chocolate and fresh cream in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Place both the layers of the chocolate sponge cake on a clean, dry surface and soak it with 2 tbsp of the soaking syrup evenly over each layer.
  4. Put the chocolate-fresh cream mixture on the lower half of the sponge and spread it evenly. Sprinkle the cherries evenly over it.
  5. Cover with the other half with the soaked sugar syrup side facing downwards and press it lightly.
  6. Spread the beaten whipped cream evenly on top and at the sides of the cake with the help of a palette knife.
  7. Sprinkle the grated chocolate evenly along the sides of the cake.
  8. For the topping, put the beaten whipped cream in a piping bag with a star nozzle fitted in. Decorate the circumference of the cake by making any design of your choice.
  9. Make 5 swirls at equal distance in the centre and place 5 cherries over it.
  10. Refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes.
  11. Cut into 6 equal wedges and serve chilled.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per slice
Energy441 cal
Protein5.5 g
Carbohydrates42 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat33.3 g
Cholesterol9.3 mg
Sodium65.8 mg

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Black Forest Cake
 on 22 Nov 23 09:21 AM

Thanks 🙏 support
Black Forest Cake
 on 18 Nov 23 08:29 AM

Black Forest Cake
 on 24 May 22 09:57 AM

Black Forest Cake
 on 09 May 22 01:11 PM

Nice cake yummy 😋
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for the feedback. Please keep reviewing recipes and articles you love.
09 May 22 02:08 PM
Black Forest Cake
 on 26 Jun 18 02:27 PM

Black Forest Cake
 on 09 Jun 18 10:02 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Hi Veera, We are delighted you loved the recipe. Do try more recipes from our website and share with us your feedback.
11 Jun 18 02:21 PM
Black Forest Cake
 on 21 Dec 17 11:31 PM

It was very tasty Thank u for an easy n tasty receipe
Black Forest Cake
 on 09 Feb 17 08:04 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks sangitaoza
10 Feb 17 08:41 AM
Balck Forest Cake
 on 20 Feb 11 01:40 PM

Please give it the correct name title of BLACK FOREST CAKE (Not BALCK Forest Cake)
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks, thats fixed.
21 Apr 15 02:50 PM
Balck Forest Cake
 on 17 Jan 14 03:00 PM

Wow, its a lot of effort for sure...but if you follow the recipe to the tee, you will be exhilarated with the results! My black forest cake turned out impressive for a forest time baker! Will definitely try again to better myself!