German black forest cake – With an irresistible combo of your favorite chocolate cake soaked in cherry syrup and coated in decadent frosting, it’s no wonder this cake is a world favorite. It’s definitely a beautiful showstopper dessert for your next celebration.
I’ve made a seriously decadent cake for you with a generous addition of sweet cherries. Hey, do you love cakes? Obviously, who could resist a moist piece of cake slathered with sweet, decadent frosting?
So, I’m going to tell you all about a cake that is a big hit with my family. German black forest cake. Moist, chocolatey cake with a filling of sweet cherries and vanilla frosting. What’s not to love?
Obviously, making this blackforest cake is time consuming. But, believe me, this homemade cake is 101% better than the store bought version.
The best chocolate cake recipe I shared to celebrate the New Year is going to be the base of this cake. I know, the chocolate cake is perfect on its own. But, the cherry filling just takes it to another level.
One of the quintessential elements of a classic German black forest cake is kirsch or cherry liquor. As you know, the authentic version of this cake is not kid-friendly. But, if you’re making this cake for adults, I highly recommend adding liquor to both the cherry filling (3 tbsp) and the frosting (1 tbsp). And omit the liquor for kids’ cakes.
I made my cherry filling out of fresh pitted cherries. In my humble opinion, the flavor from fresh cherries is way better than the canned ones. Having said that, you have to rely on canned cherries when fresh ones are not in season.
To make the cherry filling for this black forest cake, I cooked fresh cherries, white sugar and cornflour in a saucepan until the cherries are soft and the liquid thickens. Just before you remove it from heat, stir in vanilla extract (or kirsch if you are using). Again, kirsch is very sweet, so reduce the amount of sugar you use in this recipe.
Next up, melt chocolate in your microwave, spread it on a cookie sheet or chopping board as thin as possible, and refrigerate. Once the chocolate is set, you can easily scrape out chocolate barks.
Finally, the frosting. Super simple frosting recipe with just 3 ingredients- whipped cream + icing (powdered) sugar + flavoring (vanilla extract or kirsch).
Bring everything together, assemble the cake with frosting and cherry syrup, you’re in for a treat. If you have time, let the cake soak in the cherry syrup. A few hours in the refrigerator will do the trick. Trust me, this simple step accentuates the flavor of the cake and takes it another level.Now that totally tastes out-of-this-world.
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