Black Forest Cake

black forest cake
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SourceShamna, Dubai, UAE
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes


The traditional German black forest cake combines a chocolate cake with a cherry filling infused with Kirsh liquor. This is a virgin version of the recipe.


400 g
sweetened condensed milk
100 g
175 g
Cake Flour
1 t
Baking Powder
1 t
baking soda
1 t
Vanilla Extract
150 ml
1 cn
cherries (pits removed)
200 g
2 T
confectioners sugar
50 g
semi-sweet chocolate


1. Pre heat the oven to 1800 C (350 degrees F).

2. Grease an 8” diameter baking tin and dust it with flour.

3. Sieve together cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda (sift 2-3 times for better aeration).

4. Soften butter (DO NOT MELT). Add sweetened condensed milk and beat well. Add the vanilla essence.

5. Add flour mixture and seltzer alternately to the batter until all of both are incorporated into the batter.

6. Pour the batter into the baking tin (8” diameter) and bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

7. Remove from oven, cool for a while. Loosen sides of cake, using a knife if necessary. Turnout over a wire rack/plate lined with cloth (to absorb moisture) and cool slightly before cutting horizontally into 2.

8. Drain the cherries' syrup. Soak both cakes halves with cherries syrup.

9. Whip cream and sugar over a bowl of ice and cold water, till light and fluffy.

10. Sandwich the two layers of cake with whipped cream and chopped cherries.

11. Top with whipped cream.

12. Sprinkle generously with grated chocolate and top with cherries

13. Chill and serve.

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