Black Forest Cake

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Black Forest is a very famous German cake. In France it is known as "La Forêt-Noire" and is everyone’s favorite. Typically, black forest cake comprises layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries. Finally it is decorated with more cherries, and dark chocolate curls.You can make several layered black forest cake. This is an easy to follow eggless and liquor less recipe of black forest cake.....

Black Forest cake


  • Butter ½ cups
  • Unsweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup
  • Sugar ½ cup
  • All purpose flour 1 cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tbsp
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • Baking soda ¼ tsp
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Warm water 2-3 tbsp

For Cherry syrup

ingredients for cherry syrup

  • Cherries ¼ cups
  • Sugar 1 tbsp
  • Water 2 tbsp

For Icing

  • Chopped cherries ¼ cup
  • Heavy whipping cream 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp

For Decoration

  • Cherries 6-7
  • Dark chocolate curls

Method of preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 6 inch baking sheet. keep aside.
  3. Ingredients of the choclate cake are shown in the following picture.
cake ingredients
Ingredients for chocolate cake
  1. Sift all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda together.
  2. In a mixing bowl take butter and sugar. Ground/ powdered sugar would be ideal for cake. Make a cream of butter and sugar by using hand blender till the mixture is light and fluffy. (You can also use a traditional whisker)
sugar and butter blending
blending of butter and sugar by hand blender
  1. Add vanilla essence and blend again.
  2. Now add mixed flour, and condensed milk in creamy butter little by little and blend for about 2-4 minutes. If the batter is too thick add a little lukewarm water in the batter to ger right consistency. Make sure to beat the batter in a single direction.
blending of batter
blending of flour, and cocoa power mixture by hand blender
  1. Now pour the cake batter in the greased baking dish. Keep the dish in the oven and bake it for about 35 minutes.
batter poured in baking dish
batter poured in baking dish
  1. To check if the cake is ready : Insert a knife in the side of the cake , if it comes out clean, then it means the cake is ready. If the knife is not clean, we need to bake it more.
chocolate cake
Chocolate cake is ready

Basic Chocolate cake is ready. Let the cake cool down.

Method of preparation for Black Forest Cake

  1. Take chilled whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl. With a blender whisk the cream for couple minutes . The cream will look like the picture below. Keep the whipped cream in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it..
Whipped cream
Whipped cream
  1. Cut the chocolate cake horizantaly in two portions. Set the two slices of cake on the working area.
  2. Blend the cherries, sugar and water together in the blender to make cherry syrup.
  3. Now apply a layer of cherry syrup on the cake slices.
horizantaly cut slices of cake
horizantally cut slices of cake
  1. Now transfer one slice of cake in the dish you are going to serve the cake.
  2. Apply a layer of whisked cream on it and spread some chopped cherries on it and cover it with the other slice of cake.
cream and cherries filled layers
cherries and cream are sandiched in between two layers of cake
  1. Cover the cake generously with cream from all sides. Also cover the top of the cake with cream.
cake is covered with cream
cake is covered with whipped cream
  1. Now decorate the cake with dark chocolate curls ( you can use any chocolate to make curls). Top it with cherries.

Delicious eggless Black forest cake is ready. Make these cakes for New year party, Christmas, birthday parties or whenever you feel like making it …….

Tips/ Suggestions:

If you don't have oven, make chocolate cake in pressure cooker.

You can also fill a cone with whipped cream and make designs in this cake.

Make sure that the cream is absolutely chilled before you start blending it.

If you do not find unsweetened condensed milk, use the regular one. In that case cut the amount of sugar.

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