Black Forest cake

How To Make Black Forest cake | Recipe Of Black Forest Cake | Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe

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The addition of fresh strawberries to the traditional taste profile of chocolate and cherries in Black Forest cake creates a unique and delicious dessert. Chocolate cake, cherry preserves, whipped cream, and plenty of fresh strawberries provide a refreshing element to this rich dessert.

Cherry and strawberry compliment the rich chocolate tastes in this cake well, and their sweetness and brightness make it a treat for fans of both chocolate and fruit. It's perfect for parties, holidays, or any time you want to wow your guests with a delicious and beautiful dessert.

Black Forest Cake

Prep Time1 hour 20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time 3 hour 45 min 
Servings1  Servings
Calories441 kcal


For the cake layers:    

▢ 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
▢ 2 cups granulated sugar
▢ 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
▢ 1 teaspoons baking powder
▢ 2  teaspoons baking soda
▢ 1 teaspoon salt
▢ 2 large eggs
▢ 1 cup milk
▢ 1/2 cup vegetable oil
▢ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
▢ 1 cup boiling water

For the filling and decoration:

▢3 cups heavy whipping cream
▢ 1/2 cup powdered sugar
▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
▢ 2 cups pitted and sliced fresh strawberries
▢1/2 cup cherry preserves
▢ Additional fresh strawberries for garnish
▢Chocolate shavings or curls for garnish (optional)


Step 1:  Put your oven on 350°F (180°C) to get it ready: Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with butter and flour.

Step 2: Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl with a whisk.

Step 3: Mix the dry ingredients with the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract: Mix at a medium speed until everything is well mixed.

Step 4: Slow down the speed and pour the hot water in carefully: Mix until there are no lumps: It will not be thick.

Step 5: Put the same amount of batter in each of the prepared cake pans.

Step 6: Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until a toothpick put into the middle of each cake comes out clean.

Step 7: Take the cakes out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes in the pans.

Step 8:  After 10 minutes, put the cakes on a wire rack and let them cool fully.

Step 9: Whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl until hard peaks form: Set aside.

Step 10: Use a sharpened knife to even out the tops of the cakes after they have cooled.

Step 11: Put one piece of cake on a plate to be served: Cover the top with a layer of cherry jam.

Step 12: Cover the cherry jams with a lot of whipped cream.

Step 13: Place the strawberry slices on top of the whipped cream.

Step 14: Put the second piece of cake on top and gently press it down.

Step 15: Spread the rest of the whipped cream on the top and sides of the cake.

Step 16: If you want, you can decorate with fresh strawberries and chocolate bits or curls.

Step 17: Put the cake in the fridge for at least two hours before you serve it so the tastes can blend.

Step 18: Cut the tasty Black Forest cake into pieces and serve it!

Enjoy your homemade Black Forest cake with strawberries!

Please keep in mind that the estimated preparation and baking times provided are approximate and subject to variation depending on your personal experience and oven. For optimal outcomes, it is recommended to refrigerate the cake only after the cakes have been cooled entirely and assembled.

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