Best Black Forest Cake Recipe

Rich chocolate layers, cherries, cherry liqueur, and whipped cream make Black Forest Cake. Its rich flavor makes each bite delicious.  

INGREDIENTS

Chocolate cake: – 2cupall-purpose flour – 2cupsgranulated sugar – 1cupDutch unsweetened cocoa powdersifted – 8ounceschocolatechopped and melted – 2teaspoonbaking soda – 1teaspoonbaking powder – 1teaspoonsalt – 1/2cupvegetable oil – 1cupbuttermilkroom temperature – 1cuphot water – 2tablespoonsespresso – 4large egg – 1teaspoonvanilla – 1teaspooncherry liqueur Cherry liqueur syrup: – 4cupsbing cherriespitted – 1/2cupgranulated sugar – 1/2cupwater – 1/4cupcherry liqueur Whipped cream frosting: – 3cupwhipping creamcold – 1/4cuppowdered sugarsifted Garnish: – 12Maraschino cherrie – 1cupchocolate shaving

INSTRUCTIONS

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Preheat oven to 350°F.Coat four 8- or 9-inch circular cake pans with cocoa powder. Prepare bottoms with parchment. Set aside.

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Use a paddle-attached stand mixer to combine all dry ingredients. Mix slowly.

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Use a hand mixer to whisk eggs, oil, buttermilk, espresso, vanilla, cherry liqueur, and melted chocolate in a medium bowl. Add boiling water slowly without cooking eggs.

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Stir wet ingredients in dry basin for 2-3 minutes on medium speed. Thin batter.

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Fill pans evenly with batter. In the preheated oven, bake the cakes for 25–30 minutes until a tester comes out mainly clean.

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Finish cakes on wire racks after 10 minutes in pans.Stir sugar and water in a small pot over medium heat to boil.Simmer 1 minute, then add cherries and liqueur. Cool completely before using.

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7

Add cold cherries to syrup basin. When assembling cake, beat cream. In a chilled basin, whisk cream and sugar to firm peaks. Cool 30 minutes.

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8

Flattening chocolate. Place one chocolate cake layer on whipped cream on a cake stand. Apply thick cherry syrup after cooling.

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9

Apply 1 cup cold whipped cream evenly. Gently press 1 cup cherries into whipped cream. Repeat with remaining layers.

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10

Ice the outside and top with whipped cream after baking. Pipe rosettes and whipped cream on the cake as needed. Put maraschino cherries on rosettes.

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