What Is Black Forest Cake You Ask? Well thats simple, Black Forest Cake is a chocolate cake that has a strong cherry like taste to it. Even though the origin of the Black Forest Cake is unknown it is very popular in North America and Northern parts of Germany. I have decided to share the recipe that my great grandmother used to make this wonderful chocolate treat below:

Things You Will Need

Pastry Base:

2oz of sugar icing
2oz of Irish butter
1 egg yolk
a few drops of vanilla essence

4oz of cream flour
pinch of salt


4oz of Irish butter
8oz of brown sugar
4oz of plain chocolate
7oz of self-raising flour
1/4 of teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 pint of sour cream
3 of tablespoons strong cold black coffee
2 eggs
pinch of salt


1 pint of cream
1lb tin of black cherries
4 table spoons of black cherry jam
brandy or cherry juice
4oz of grated chocolate

Step 1

Mix the cream butter and sugar together.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave and beat.

Add the eggs.

Now sift the cinnamon, flour, salt.

Add the dry mix, sour cream, and cold coffee.

Pour into a 9 inch deep tin pan.

Bake 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Step 2

Place all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and mix until it begins to stiffen.

Now roll the pastry on a floured counter until the pastry is the size of the tin base.

Then lay out the pastry on a baking sheet for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Now whip the cream until it holds its shape.

Carefully slice the cake into 3 equal layers.

Drain your cherries and save at least 5 cherries for the top.

Place the pastry on a plate and spread the black cherry jam on top.

Place a layer of cake on top of the pastry.

Spread a layer of cream on top of the layer and add another layer of cake.

Once you add the last layer add the remaining cream to the top and dont forget to add the cherries.


Tips & Warnings

Cakes usually work at between

325 °F and 400 °F (160 °C and 205 °C). Pastries usually work at between 350 °F and 425 °F (175 °C and 220 °C).