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The History Behind Black Forest Cake Recipes

Black Forest Cake Wikipedia.org defines Black Forest Cake Recipes as having originated in the Black Forest region of southern Germany where they are referred to as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (literally "Black Forest Cherry Cake").

Typically, Black Forest Cake Recipes consist of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. These layers are topped with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings. In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top. Traditionally, the cake is saturated with Kirschwasser (cherry brandy), although other liquors are also used (rum is common in Austrian recipes).

In the USA, Black Forest Cake is most often prepared without alcohol.

We've included two different recipes for you to try...one being a bit more complicated than the other. You decide which one you prefer.

Our thanks go out to Christine for the cake photo. Her hubby...yes, that's right...made it for her on her birthday. You can see more of their photos by clicking here.

Easy Black Forest Cake


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup cherry liqueur
  • 3 cups whipped cream or topping


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F

  • Grease and flour two, round 8-inch cake pans.

  • Make sour milk by combining milk and vinegar. Set aside.

  • Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, coffee and vanilla. Stir in the sour milk. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.

  • Pour batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  • Allow cakes to cool before filling.

  • Combine the cherry pie filling and cherry liqueur. Spread over one cake layer. Top with whipped cream. Top with second cake layer. Repeat.

  • Frost with the remaining whipped cream and garnish with grated chocolate.

Serve and enjoy!
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