Black Forest Cake or Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest cake
  • Yield : One Big Cake
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 50m

Black Forest cake or Black Forest Gateau  is a very delicious cake originated from Germany and is used word wide. It consists of layers of chocolate sponge cake and whipped cream. It is wonderful cake for every occasion.


  • 1/2 cup refined flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup tinned cherries
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • chocolate curls
  • 1 cup fresh cherries


Step 1

Preheat you oven to 180 degree for 10-15 minutes. Grease a 8 inch round cake tin and Line the base.

Step 2

Break the eggs in a mixing bowl and beat together the eggs and sugar for ten minutes, or until thick and pale. Sift the flour and cocoa over the egg mixture and fold in gently, adding the milk as you mix.

Step 3

Transfer the batter to the cake tin. Bake this batter in the preheated oven in the center rack for thirty minutes, or until springy to the touch. Remove it from the oven and leave the cake in the tin for five minutes to cool. Remove the cake by turning out onto a wire rack,. Carefully peel off the paper and leave the cake to cool.

Step 4

Cut the cake in half horizontally and sprinkle each half with cherry syrup from the tinned cherries. Whip the cream until stiff. Place the bottom half of cake on a serving plate and spread half the whipped cream over it. Cover with the top half of the cake. Use the remaining cream to cover the top and sides.

Step 5

Decorate this cake with chocolate curls and fresh cherries and chill in the refrigerator.

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