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Black Forest Cake No. 4


Improve your baking skills with this easy recipe that will have you making this famous delicious cake in no time!













Trans-fat Free


2 cups all-purpose flour
plus 2 tablespoons
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoons salt
2 cups sugar
¾ cups cocoa powder
½ cup butter, unsalted
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups whipped cream
cup powdered sugar
21 ounces cherry pie filling


Combine first 6 ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir until well mixed. Add shortening, milk and vanilla; beat mixture 3 minutes at Low speed of electric mixer, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

Grease two 9 inch round cake pans; line bottoms with waxed paper. Pour batter into pans. Bake at 350℉ (180℃) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.

Split cake layers in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Make fine crumbs, using 1 cake layer; set crumbs aside. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.

Place 1 cake layer on cake platter; spread with 1 cup whipped cream, and top with ¾ cup cherry pie filling. Repeat with 2nd layer, and then top with 3rd cake layer. Frost sides and top with whipped cream, reserving a small amount for garnish. Pat cake crumbs generously around sides of cake. Spoon or pipe whipped cream around top of cake; spoon remaining pie filling on center of top. Chill well.

NOTE: You can add several layers as required by baking more batter.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Didn't use whipped cream to frost the sides, and used chocolate ganache on top. It was absolutely to die for! Will be making this cake again for sure.

about 8 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 128g (4.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 31629% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 179mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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