Black Forest Cake

Posted in Food & Drink

3 Mar
Black Forest Cake image 1




150 g 

sugar (divided)

100 g 

all purpose flour

50 g 


50 g 

cocoa powder

50 g 

vegetable oil

2 cl 

cherry brandy (divided)

150 ml 

cherry juice

250 g 


300 ml 


150 g 

powdered sugar

mint leaves for serving

chocolate shavings for serving


Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. In a stand mixer, beat together eggs and half of sugar until frothy.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, and cocoa powder and sift into the eggs. Beat to combine.

In a steady stream, slowly add oil to batter and continue to beat for approx. 1 – 2 min. until well mixed.

Pour the batter into a round baking form and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for approx. 15 – 20 min. until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

In a saucepan over medium heat, caramelize the rest of the sugar. Deglaze with half of the cherry brandy and all of the cherry juice. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for approx. 6 – 8 min.

When the cherry sauce is reduced by half, add cherries. Continue to simmer for approx. 5 – 6 min.

Beat cream until almost stiff. Then add the powdered sugar and continue to beat for approx. 1 min. until combined and stiff.

Fold in remaining cherry brandy.

Release cake. Using a cookie cutter, cut out individual cake rounds.

In a serving glass, layer the cake, cherry sauce, and whipped cream. Repeat. Garnish with mint and chocolate shavings. Enjoy!

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