Black forest cake

Cooking cakes is a real art that requires maximum patience and skill from a cook. There are many desserts, but one of the most delicious is the Black Forest cake, the recipe of which has been known since 1930. Its main ingredient is cherry alcoholic tincture, which gives the dough a unique flavor.

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There is an assumption that the recipe for the cake "Black Forest" with cherries was invented in Germany, where it is still loved and often cooked. A mandatory component of baking is considered to be a cherry tincture filler on vodka (kirsch), which is added to chocolate sponge cake and whipped cream.

The cake is very delicate, but you cannot keep it for more than a day even in the fridge. Such a short period is due to the properties of the ingredients: whipped cream is deposited, and the cherries flow and lose their flavor.

Although the dough contains alcohol, baking can be offered even to small children. Alcohol in the cake does not feel at all: only the delicate cherry flavor is preserved.

Cake "Black Forest": step-by-step recipe with photos

This is a traditional recipe with cherry liqueur. You can cook it yourself or buy it in the store. If it is difficult to find fresh fruit in winter, it is allowed to use frozen ones.



  • yolks - 6 pcs .;
  • granulated sugar - 0.2 kg;
  • hot water - 2 tbsp. l .;
  • flour - 0.175 kg;
  • baking powder - 1 tsp;
  • cocoa - 3 tbsp. l .;
  • squirrels - 6 pcs .;
  • salt;
  • Cherries and Cherries - 0.4 kg;
  • Kirsch (cherry vodka) - 2 tbsp. l .;
  • cream - 0.6 l;
  • fat cream - 2 packs;
  • vanilla sugar - 1 bag;
  • chocolate for decoration.


  1. Put flour in deep dishes, add baking powder and cocoa powder to it.Put flour in deep dishes, add baking powder and cocoa powder to it.
  2. Mix the yolks with hot water, sugar (150 g), a pinch of salt and grind to form a light dense mass.Mix the yolks with hot water, sugar (150 g), a pinch of salt and grind to form a light dense mass.
  3. Pureed yolks mixed with flour.
  4. Beat dough with a blender to form a fluffy thick mass.Beat dough with a blender to form a fluffy thick mass.
  5. Squirrels, too, beat, to get resistant foam.Squirrels, too, beat, to get resistant foam
  6. Shape the dough for baking parchment and pour the flour into it.Pour dough into baking dish.
  7. In an oven hot to 180 degrees, cook for half an hour.
  8. When the sponge cake is ready, turn off the oven and hold it warm for a while so that it does not rest.
  9. Prepare the filler. To do this, pour vodka on the fruit, add 50 g of sugar and boil until the cherries are soft.

    Prepare the filler
  10. Remove the fruit from the pan and simmer for some time, then cool.
  11. Cut the biscuit into 2 pieces so that one is thicker than the other twice. It is best to use a thread for this purpose.Cut sponge cake into 2 pieces
  12. The wider part is cut in half again.
  13. Beat cream with sour cream to strong foam. Pour the vanilla sugar into it and beat again.Beat cream with sour cream to strong foam
  14. One of the cake to grease the cooled syrup.
  15. Put on it a piece of cherries and smear with a third part of butter cream.One of the cakes to grease with cooled syrup cherries and cream
  16. With the second cake should do the same, placing it on top of the first.Lubricate the second cake
  17. Put the third biscuit on top and smear it with the remaining cream.
  18. Decorate the cake with chocolate chips and cherries along the edges.

If you are preparing a black forest cake, the classic recipe can be simplified and the alcohol component can be removed from it. The rest of the cooking process remains the same. Cherries are boiled in their own juice, and the cakes are lubricated with non-alcoholic syrup.

Recipe from Alexander Seleznev

The famous confectioner Alexander Seleznev offered his version of the German cake. The ingredients in it differ little from the traditional, but there is still a certain difference.

Cake Recipe Black Forest by Alexander Seleznev


  • eggs - 5 pcs .;
  • sugar - 375 g;
  • flour - 125 g;
  • cocoa powder;
  • cream - 0.5 l;
  • water - 150 ml (incomplete art.);
  • cherry liqueur - 3 tbsp. l .;
  • pitted cherries - 0.3 kg;
  • starch - 1 tbsp. l .;
  • water - 3 tbsp. l .;
  • white chocolate - 2 tiles.


  1. Combine eggs with sugar and beat well for about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix flour and cocoa, then gently introduce this mixture into the beaten eggs.
  3. Line the baking sheet with parchment and pour the finished dough into it.
  4. Bake the cake for half an hour (180 ° C).
  5. Next, make a syrup. To do this, sugar must be diluted with water and boil.
  6. Remove the syrup from the heat and pour the cherry liqueur into it.
  7. Whip cream to form a fluffy resistant mass.
  8. For the cherry stuffing combine with sugar and cook for 3 minutes.
  9. Starch pour water and enter into the fruit mass.
  10. Heat the cherries again on the fire. When it thickens, remove from heat.
  11. It is time to collect the cake. To do this, you need to cut the sponge cake into 3 cakes. This can be done with a thread or a sharp knife.
  12. Two cakes smear with syrup and top with cream of whipped cream.
  13. Put the cherry filling on the first cake.
  14. Place the second cake on top.
  15. The third is also smeared with syrup.
  16. Spread the remaining cream on top and sides of the cake.
  17. Grind into a shaving chocolate bar and lay it on the sides of the product.
  18. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and garnish with cherries.

Cake decorating

Cake decorating

In this process, much depends on the fantasy. Alexander Seleznev offers his own decor options:

  • sides of the product are decorated with large chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are also placed in the center of the slide, and cherries are on the edges;
  • the sides of the cake can be left white. Center lightly sprinkle with chocolate or cocoa powder. Along the edges with a pastry bag to make spirals of cream, and in the center of each lay a cherry.

You can think of your own. It will certainly be successful, because it will show your artistic taste and creative preferences.

To make a cake "Black Forest", you can choose any recipe. They differ from each other only in some ingredients. With a certain amount of fantasy in the dish, you can add new flavors to your liking. It all depends on the desire of the hostess and her ability to combine the ingredients into a harmonious whole.

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