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Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)

Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cherry Cake)

A German classic, rich and delicious and not too sweet!













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium


6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
cup water
2 tablespoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
cup butter, unsalted
1 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
2 cups sour cherries
canned, drained
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
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CAKE: Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla together until thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes.

Alternately fold chocolate and flour into the egg mixture, ending with flour.

Pour the batter into 3 8-inch cake pans that have been well greased and floured.

Bake in a preheated 350℉ (180℃). oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool cakes in pans for 5 minutes; turn out on racks to cool completely.

SYRUP: Make syrup by mixing together sugar and water and boiling for 5 minutes.

When syrup has cooled, stir in kirsch.

Prick the cake layers and pour syrup over all 3 layers.

FILLING: To make the butter-cream filling, beat together sugar and butter until well blended.

Add egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Fold in Kirsch.

CAKE ASSEMBLY: To assemble cake, place 1 layer on a cake plate.

Spread with butter cream filling.

Using ¾ cup of the cherries, which have been patted dry, drop cherries evenly over cream.

Place second layer on cake.


Place third layer on top. Fold 2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar into the whipped cream.

Cover the sides and top of the cake with whipped cream.

Decorate top of cake with remaining ½ cup cherries.

To make chocolate curls from chocolate bar, shave (at room temperature) with a vegetable peeler.

Refrigerate curls until ready to use. Press chocolate curls on sides of cake and sprinkle a few on the top.

Chill until serving time.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



almost 7 years

Black forest cake seems never go down, it's always popular. The creamy and chocolaty flavor with the fluffy and smooth texture make you feel in the heaven.

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Hobart, Australia
 over 7 years ago

i think that it would be reallllllllllllllllllllly gud to eat u see my german teacher gave me the recipe for the black forest cherry cake and befor i left home to go to school i put it on the bench. I think mum accidently put it in the bin :(

Bellflower, United States
 almost 7 years ago

Something's missing. No baking powder or baking soda and no salt ? ?

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 93g (3.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 59443% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 226mg 75%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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