Black Forest Cake Recipe

Black Forest Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 23cm round cake

200 g

3/4 cup


1 teaspoon

1 2/3 cups

1/3 cup

3/4 cup

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 cup

1/3 cup

1 1/4 cups

425 g



Chocolate Mock Cream

200 g

250 g

Unsalted butter

Caster sugar

Eggs, lightly beaten

Vanilla essence

Self-raising flour

Plain flour

Cocoa powder

Instant coffee powder

Bicarbonate of soda



Cream, whipped

Pitted cherries, drained

White and dark chocolate curls, for decoration



Dark chocolate, chopped

Unsalted butter

Method :
  • Preheat oven to moderate 180oC. Brush a deep, 23cm round cake tin with melted butter or oil. Line base and side with paper, grease paper.
  • Using electric beaters, beat butter and sugar in small mixing bowl until light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add essence, beat until combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a metal spoon, fold in the sifted flour, cocoa, coffee and soda alternately with combined buttermilk.
  • Stir until just combined and the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour mixture into prepared tin; smooth surface. Bake for 40 to 50  minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake.
  • Leave in tin 20 minutes before turning onto wire rack to cool.
  • To make Chocolate Mock Cream - Place chocolate in glass bowl. Stir over barely simmering water until melted, remove from heat.
  • Beat butter in small mixing bowl until light and creamy. Add chocolate, beating 1 minute or until mixture is glossy and smooth.
  • Turn cake upside down. Cut into three layers horizontally. Place first layer on serving plate.
  • Spread cake evenly with half the whipped cream, top with half the cherries. Continue layering with remaining cake, cream and cherries, ending with cake on top.
  • Spread Mock Cream over top and sides, using a flat-bladed knife.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe stars of remaining mixture around cake rim.
  • Decorate top with chocolate curls.

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