Black Forest Cake   Recipe

Black Forest Cake Recipe

50 min
4-5 people
20 min

Black forest cake


The black forest cake, with its luscious layers of chocolate sponge, whipped cream, cherries, and a touch of cherry liqueur, is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts and palates of dessert enthusiasts worldwide. This indulgent dessert is a celebration of flavors and textures, combining the richness of dark chocolate.

Portions serving: 4-5pax

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 50 mins

Calories: 476 cal per portion


For sponge:

170 grams dark chocolate

170 grams butter

170 grams flour

6 eggs

280 grams sugar

For garnish:

500 grams whipped cream

150 grams ganache

75 grams cherries

30 ml cherry liqueur

100 ml sugar syrup

50 grams chocolate flakes


In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate and butter until they form a smooth and glossy mixture. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until they become pale and frothy. Gently fold in the flour into the egg and sugar mixture. Now, add the melted chocolate and butter mixture to the egg and flour mixture, gently folding until all the ingredients are combined. Pour the batter into a prepared cake pan and bake it in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. The chocolate sponge is now ready to form the base of our black forest cake.

Combine the cherry liqueur with the sugar syrup to create a sweet and tangy soaking mixture. Divide the whipped cream into three equal portions. Take one portion of the whipped cream and mix it with the ganache, creating a velvety chocolate cream.

Place the first layer of chocolate sponge on a cake board. Soak the sponge with the sugar syrup and cherry liqueur mixture, ensuring it absorbs the delightful flavors. Reserve some of the soaking mixture to use for the remaining two layers of sponge. Now, layer the chocolate cream on top of the soaked sponge, spreading it evenly to create a decadent filling. Place the second layer of sponge on top and soak it with the remaining sugar syrup mixture.

Layer the plain whipped cream on top of the second soaked sponge, creating a smooth and creamy surface. Scatter the halved cherries on top of the whipped cream, adding a burst of fruity sweetness to the cake. Finally, place the third layer of sponge on top and soak it with the remaining sugar syrup mixture.

Spread the remaining whipped cream on top of the third soaked sponge, ensuring a smooth and flawless finish. Use a spatula or a cake scraper to create an elegant texture on the sides of the cake. Now, sprinkle chocolate flakes generously on top of the whipped cream, adding a delightful crunch to each bite. Garnish the cake with some whole cherries for an eye-catching presentation.

The black forest cake is now ready to be served and enjoyed.


The black forest cake is a true masterpiece of the dessert world, where the elegance of chocolate sponge, the velvety richness of whipped cream, and the fruity sweetness of cherries come together to create a symphony of indulgence.