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Black Forest Cake Recipe

Written By Angela Steffi on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 11:17:00 PM

Black Forest Cake is an all time favorite cake made with chocolate cake base filled with smooth and soft cream and topped with cherries and chocolates. I always call this cute delicious cake as King of Cakes because it is one of my favorite cakes forever. I tasted this yummy cake for the first time when i was studying in Chennai and wondered who and how did they invent this delicious smooth cake it was literally melting in my mouth and couldn't resist myself from craving for this. It became very popular and most famous cake at that period so whenever we went for outing this was the first thing we would order in a restaurant and i can still remember the restaurant we used to have this yummy black forest cake and its price a single slice costs Rs.35 at that time. 

Now for the past 3 years i never bought black forest cake from stores and i am very happy about it , because we can make the same soft and melting cake as the one which we buy from stores at home each and every time and its quite inexpensive 



Serving Size          :  8 people

Preparation Time : 10 min 

Baking Time         : 30 - 35 minutes


Quantity Ingredients for Black Forest Cake Recipe

Dry Ingrendients  
2 cup All purpose flour / Maida
3/4 cupUnsweetened Cocoa powder
2 tspBaking Powder
1 tspBaking Soda
1/2 tspSalt

Wet Ingrendients  
1 cupMilk
3 largeEggs
2 stickButter (little less than 1 cup) 
1 tbspVanilla extract 
2 cupSugar

For Cream 
3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cupPowdered Sugar

For Cherry Syrup
3 cup Cherry with Syrup ( 750 g) 
1/4 cup Sugar

Cooking Method

Step 1) Sift all the dry ingredients together - all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2) add the wet ingredients milk, eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar to the dry ingredients and combine well.

Step 3) Divide the cake mix into 2 halves and transfer it into 2 9 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake it for 30-35 minutes at 350 F


Step 4) Cherry syrup:
In a sauce pan heat 2 cups of cherry with syrup and 1/4 cup sugar and cook until the syrup thickens. I used bottled sour cherries .

Reserve some of the cherry syrup for later use .

Step 5) If the tooth pick inserted at the center comes out clean then the cakes are perfectly done. My cakes were ready exactly after 30 minutes.
Transfer the cakes to wire rack and let it cool completely.

Step 6) Once the cakes are cooled completely slice each cake into 2 equal halves. Then apply some cherry syrup on the top of each layer to keep the cake moist and soft. This is very important step to keep the cakes soft and at the same time do not add too much syrup or the cakes will become soggy.

Step 7) Cream:
In a large mixing bowl add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and whisk them together until soft peaks are formed. I refrigerated my mixing bowl and the whisk for 1 hour before whisking them together. 

Step 8) Assembling the cake: 
Place the first layer of the cake and apply some cream on the top and then spread it evenly. Then add some cherry toppings and then place the second layer of cake and then continue the same. 

Step 9) Cover the entire cake with the cream and add some chocolate shavings on the top and sides and top it with cherries.


Baking Time and Temperature:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit or 175 Celsius 
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes ( for 9 inch pan) 
  • Make sure that the cherry syrup and the cakes are cooled completely before adding or making the cream.Cream melts when added hot. 
  • Instead of brushing with cherry syrup we can also use normal sugar water ( just boil the sugar in water for couple of minutes and spread) 


Black Cake is the king of all Cakes because it is made with chocolate cake covered in a soft cream topped with cherries and chocolate shavings . The beauty of this recipe is if soft, moist and literally melts in your mouth and cannot resist over self from craving for it.
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  • Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cup All purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 stick Butter
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • For Cream
  • 3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • For Cherry Syrup
  • 3 cup Cherry with Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Sugar

  1. Sift all the dry ingredients together
  2. Combine the wet ingredients with dry ingredients
  3. Bake at 350 F for 30 - 35 minutes
  4. Make cherry syrup
  5. Make cream
  6. Assemble the cake and decorate with chocolate shavings and cherries
  7. Black forest cake is ready to be enjoyed

About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).


  1. Hi Steffi,I need your mail id i have few doubt to clear about cherry syrup .i thought of baking this cake for my son 1st birthday Plz provide me the same

    1. Please mail me at I would be happy to help with your queries.

    2. Hi dr.. how r u? ur all cooking rcps are so tasty... I like ur all rcps

  2. Hi ma'am,
    I'm new to baking but I have a passion for it. I stay in Chennai. Please can you tell me which brand of cocoa powder you use as I had used wiekfeild once and it was a little bitter. Also where can we get heavy whipping cream and what is the brand you use. Id be glad if you could reply.
    Thank you so much.

    1. Hi I am using Hersheye's Cocoa powder, it's really good. Heavy whipping cream is available at milk depot "Hatsun have heavy cream" All the best and Happy Baking:)

  3. Hi mam can u plz tell me how to do it eggless Black Forest cake in microwave plzzzz

  4. hai mam,
    can u pls give me the gram measurement for the above recipe.

  5. Hi mam I am watching your videos regularly my family also likes ur recipes and ur method of cooking .I tried lot of recipies from ur videos .It us very useful

  6. Hi mam i m from tirunelveli I don't get heavy whipping cream wat can i do

  7. Hai, Am new to ur block and a beginner would like to bake cake for my sisters B-Day, I have tried baking cake in cooker once but was not able to whipp the cream. I used fresh cream can v use it r else let me know where will I get heavy whipping cream and how to whip it too.

  8. Hi Steffi ,

    Planning to prepare this black forest cake for my husbands Birthday , since this is his fav. could you please tell me which brand cherries you used.


  9. Hi Steffi I live in Melbourne Australia can I use self raising flour instead of normal flour?

  10. Hi Steffi I live in Melbourne Australia can I use self raising flour instead of normal flour?

  11. Hi steffi akka...yesterday i was tired black forest cake recipes..its comes good. My husband and his friends really like the cake. Thank you for your easy and tasty recipe. I am always watching your all videos. 🎉🎊👍😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

  12. Preparing cake does not mean that you have to compromise on taste rather you can make even more delicious cake at home.
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  13. Hi Steffi, this is Divya from US.. Almost I tried many receipts of yours, undoubtedly all those came out well.. today is my daughter’s (Hazel Ruth) 3rd birthday.. I tried your Black Forest cake.. need less to say, surely it melts in our mouth.. Hazel is a big fan of you and your daughter.. by seeing ur thumbnail she ll be jumping out of joy like “ amma ta da, ta da”.. thanks. So much for a lovely recipes.. keep going

  14. Hai steffi sister i like your recipes all particularly black forest cake and mascoth halwa. I tried both its verjy very nice sister.

  15. Hi Steffi, can u pls mention the measurements in GRAMS

    Thank u

  16. mam cooker la vaika aluminium base mattum thana use pannanum?? vera ynna base lam cokker la cake ku vaikanum????

  17. Hi Steffi, yesterday I prepared blackforest cake for my son's birthday, it was good, thanks for recipe. 😊☺️

  18. Hi Steffi, yesterday I prepared blackforest cake for my son's birthday, it was good, thanks for recipe. 😊☺️

  19. Hi mam please tell the measurements to half this recipe ie for one 9 inch pan

  20. really i appreciate, you made and guide properly regarding cake recipe now i want to try this recipe pictures also looking very awesome

  21. Wow, yummy black forest cake, I love this cake very much. You really shared very nice post.
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