Black Woods Cake - Best Cake Recipe

Black wood cake is a traditional High German torte originating from a bakery inwards the Black Forest. This recipe is a to a greater extent than chocolate-rich version of the original. 

I developed a whole novel appreciation for the master fairy tales yesteryear the Brothers Grimm terminal yr on our trip to Germany. We drove through business office of the Black Forest � the setting for many of the tales. It�s absolutely gorgeous, but a dense wood is non someplace I�d desire to live lonely after reading the tales! You know what I hateful if you�ve read the master as well as non simply watched the Disney movies. On our drive, nosotros stopped inwards Triberg to hike a waterfall as well as elbow grease Black Forest Cake since that�s where the cake was originally created. No opor-garai is consummate without a picayune dessert tasting, am I right? Besides, I wanted to know how �real� Black Forest cake tasted. 

And here�s where I powerfulness audio a picayune scandalous� nosotros similar this version better! The master has a real mild chocolate flavor, as well as y'all all know how I experience virtually chocolate inwards my chocolate cake. But it was good, as well as a few months after our trip I constitute myself wanting to bake Black Forest cake to twosome alongside a High German dinner. That is, equally presently equally I could honor kirschwasser � the cherry liquor used inwards the cake.

That was an adventure. Lucky y'all who alive inwards states that don�t convey an ABC. The Virginia ABC stores hither convey the strangest selection, as well as High German cherry liquor (kirsch) for baking isn�t something either of the 2 local-ish stores carry. So I ended upwardly alongside another cherry liquor as well as results that weren�t quite equally good. It�s worth hunting for expert cherry liquor. If y'all can�t honor it, or don�t desire to purpose liquor, substitute the syrup from the morello cherries. These are the darker sour cherries (like this), non the brilliant scarlet ones used for topping milkshakes or pineapple upside downward cake. If y'all can�t honor them, sour cherry pie filling is suggested equally a substitute.

I promise y'all savour this Black Forest Cake recipe!

Black Forest Cake

Prep Time
xxx mins
Cook Time
xl mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Course  : Dessert
Servings: xvi servings
Author  : Mary (The Goodie Godmother)


  • 1 loving cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • � teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 loving cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 loving cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 4 large eggs

  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 12 ounce jounce Morello (sour) cherries My jounce was 24.7 oz/700g total weight, 12 oz/340 g drained weight
  • 11/2 tablespoons cherry liquor (kirsch) *see notes
  • 1/2 loving cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cherry juice (from the jar)
  • 6 ounces grated dark chocolate
  • fresh cherries for garnish optional
1.Preheat the oven to 350� F Grease 2 9" circular cake pans alongside butter or nonstick spray as well as trouble alongside parchment paper. Set aside
2.In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand upwardly mixer, combine the cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, as well as salt.
3.In a dissever bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil, as well as eggs. Gradually shell the moisture ingredients into the dry out ingredients.
4.Stir inwards the melted chocolate chips as well as mix simply until good blended. Divide the batter evenly betwixt the prepared pans.
5.Bake the cakes until a tester comes out clean, virtually 35 to xl minutes. Cool the cakes inwards the pans for xv minutes, as well as thence carefully plough them out onto wire cooling racks to cool completely. You may likewise plough them out onto plastic twine as well as twine good to either freeze for afterwards (thaw inwards fridge overnight) or refrigerate a few hours until good chilled. TIP: Well chilled cakes are easier to score as well as frost. 

To fill upwardly as well as decorate the cake:
1.Remove the cherries from the syrup as well as laid aside both the cherries as well as syrup - you'll bespeak both!
2.Make the whipped cream. Place the whipping cream inwards a large bowl as well as purpose either the whisk attachment on your stand upwardly mixer or a manus mixer to beat. Start at depression speed, as well as thence operate your means upwardly to high, adding the powdered saccharide as well as cherry juice equally y'all mix. Beat on high until strong peaks form, as well as thence halt as well as laid aside. 
3.Use a long serrated knife or cake leveler to cutting each  Place the kickoff layer on a cake board or plate as well as brush a coating of cherry syrup (or kirsch) over the surface. Spread virtually a 1/3" layer of whipping cream onto the cake as well as move yesteryear alongside 1/3 of the cherries. Repeat alongside the remaining layers.
4.Use the residuum of the whipped cream to coat the sides as well as move yesteryear of the cake. Decorate alongside the grated chocolate as well as fresh cherries (if using). Refrigerate the cake until you're prepare to serve. Since this cake uses a whipped topping, it is best served the solar daytime it is assembled since the frosting volition gradually deflate. 

Recipe Notes
*Use syrup/juice from the sour cherries equally a substitute for the liquor if y'all can't honor it or would similar to omit the alcohol. 
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