Nutritional Facts of Black Forest Cake, Calories in Black Forest Cake

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How many calories does one slice of Black Forest Cake have?

One slice of Black Forest Cake gives 441 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 168 calories, proteins account for 22 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 300 calories.  One slice of Black Forest Cake provides about 22 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Is black forest cake healthy?

Sadly, black forest cake it not healthy and read below why? Black forest cake is made from a chocolate sponge cake, fresh cream, sugar, lots of whipped cream and dark chocolate.

This recipe of Black forest cake uses a rich chocolate sponge cake as its base which consists of the ingredients mentioned below.

5 main ingredients of Black Forest Cake which are issues

1. Plain flour : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabetics, heart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

2. Sugar : Sugar is a refined carb which has zero nutritional value and leads to weight gain and inflammation of the body from many hours after consumption. Even worse, it creates a cycle of you feeling hungry again in a very short time. So you will keep eating!

3. Butter : Butter is fat which should be avoided if you are on weight loss or a daibetic. 

4. Whipped Cream : yes, lots of it is used in this cake. Its not good for weight loss and diabetics as it will just sit as fat in your body.

5. Dark chocolate  : This could be healthy if the cocoa percentage is about 85%. What happens is that most people use a cheaper dark chocoalte which is not slightly better than milk chocolate but does not fit into a healthy lifestyle. Try and get the expensive dark chocolate which has a nice rich bitter taste. Makes your recipe far healthier. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have black forest cake?

No, as black forest cake contains lots of sugar and plain flour. Better to stay clear.

Can i eat Black Forest Cake occasionally ?

The fact is that this cake is unhealthy as its made of refined ingredients and not suitable for daibetics and healthy life style. You can eat one slice of cake as a cheat meal. thats it. 

What's a better or slightly healthier option to Black forest cake?

A healthier option is Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Microwave which has only 130 calories per slice. 

Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Microwave
Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Microwave

How to burn 441 calories that come from one slice of Black Forest Cake?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 12 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 44 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 59 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 16 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

 
Value per slice% Daily Values
Energy441 cal22%
Protein5.5 g10%
Carbohydrates42 g14%
Fiber0.5 g2%
Fat33.3 g50%
Cholesterol9.3 mg2%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A239.6 mcg5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C1.1 mg3%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)8 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium44.5 mg7%
Iron2.7 mg13%
Magnesium109.5 mg31%
Phosphorus161.1 mg27%
Sodium65.8 mg3%
Potassium355.5 mg8%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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