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Yummy German Black Forest Cake


  When it’s time to organize a party we always wonder what birthday cake recipe to choose to impress all the guests. There is one interesting and time-tested recipe, popular all over the world. German cake called Schwarzwald is a perfect combination of chocolate, cherries and delicious syrup.

 Why should you choose this dessert out of all the birthday cake options? We have a lot of arguments to convince you! First of all, this dessert has a perfect chocolate flavor. Everyone who loves chocolate dessert dessert - very good recipes of dessert learn more...s will fall in love with this amazing black forest cake. What is more, such a dessert is very light as tender cream is used while baking it. So, even girls will eat such a dessert with pleasure, forgetting about their diet.

 Now let’s look at the recipe for this best birthday cake.

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
2 cups
335 cals
2 cups
370 cals
Cocoa powder
0.75 cup
Baking soda
2 tsp
11 cals
to taste
Vegetable oil
0.5 cup
135 cals
1 cup
110 cals
2 pcs
70 cals
to taste
Cherry liquor
0.25 cup
340 cals
0.5 cup
370 cals
3 cups
230 cals
Icing sugar
0.25 cup
370 cals
Dark chocolate
2.5 pcs
499 cals
0.5 cup
45 cals
for decoration
499 cals
Total calories in the prepared dish
3384 cals
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Take a round baking pan and cover it with a thin layer of butter. If you have two of them, use both at the same time. Dust the bottom of the baking pan with a layer of cocoa powder.
  2. Mix flour with sugar, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder thoroughly.
  3. Take another bowl and mix 0.25 cup of hot water with buttermilk and whipped eggs. Whisk them for 2 minutes until the mass is smooth.
  4. Combine the dry and liquid ingredients in the big bowl. Keep in mind that the batter will be very thin, but do not worry and do not add more flour.
  5. Pour this batter into the prepared baking pans. Bake everything for 45 minutes. Check whether the dough is ready, using a wooden toothpick.
  6. Take the baking pans out of the oven and leave them for 10 minutes on a grid.
  7. In the meantime you can make amazing cherry syrup. Mix 0.5 of hot water with sugar. Bring this sweet liquid to boil. Wait for a minute and remove the saucepan from the heat. Pour in cherry liquor. Leave everything to cool down.
  8. Now it’s time to make the yummy, airy frosting. Whip white cream with icing sugar. Whisk this mass until the mass is thick enough. Leave the whipped cream in the fridge.
  9. Get down to cooking the delicious chocolate bark. This is probably the most difficult part of the recipe. Start by melting chocolate over a water bath. If you want to make with the task quicker, melt it in the microwave oven for 20 seconds.
  10. Cover the table with parchment paper and spread a thin chocolate layer on it. Put it in the fridge and leave it until the layer of the chocolate is cold and firm.
  11. Crack the layer of chocolate carefully.
  12. Now it’s time to form your delicious birthday cake. Take your cold cake layers and cut each one in two more layers. Cover the first layer with the fragrant cherry syrup. Top it with a small amount of whipped cream. Add cherries, Repeat the same with the rest of the ingredients.
  13. Cover the sides of the cake with the leftovers of the frosting. Decorate your amazing dessert with the slices of chocolate. If you like, you can grate one more bar of chocolate and use sweet shavings to decorate the top of the cake. Don’t forget to decorate the dessert with cherries as well.

The recipe may look a bit complicated, but trust us, the result is 100% worth it!  

 Here are several interesting tips to make your best birthday cake perfect:

  •         Traditional cake requires cherry liquor, but you can leave it out or use cherry syrup instead of liquor;
  •         To decorate this dessert you can use fresh cherries or canned berries. If you like sweet desserts, use pitted maraschino cherries;
  •         The tender frosting should be very cold. It is recommended to put the bowl and whisk into the freezer before you get down to work.

This homemade birthday cake is very tasty. So it will definitely be eaten during a party. If there are leftovers of the dessert, you can store them in the fridge for a day or two. Hope you and your guests will love this creamy and tender dessert with chocolate.

 Cook with pleasure and search for more interesting birthday cake ideas on our website!

Chef Andrew
My name is Andrew. I am the chef of the site "Very Tasty". This is a real creative kitchen!
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