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Decadent Black Forest Cake



  • Serves 12
  • Cooks in 65 mins (30m prep + 35m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

black forest cake

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat the oven and prepare the chocolate cake mix according to package instructions.
  2. 2.Divide the batter evenly between three 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. 3.Bake the cakes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.
  4. 4.Allow the cakes to cool completely.
  5. 5.Place one cake layer on a serving plate.
  6. 6.Spread a layer of cherry pie filling over the cake.
  7. 7.Top with a layer of whipped cream.
  8. 8.Repeat the layers with the remaining cake layers, cherry pie filling, and whipped cream.
  9. 9.Garnish the top of the cake with chocolate shavings.
  10. 10.Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours before serving.
  11. 11.Slice and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor an extra boozy twist, you can soak the cake layers with a splash of cherry liqueur.
  • chevron_rightTo make the whipped cream extra fluffy, chill the mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10 minutes before whipping.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have chocolate shavings, you can use grated chocolate or cocoa powder for garnish.