The famous Black Forest Cake


The famous Black Forest Cake

Auf einem dunklen Teller liegt ein großes Stück Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. Rechts neben dem Teller steht der Rest der Torte. Die Torte ist mit Sahne, Schokoraspeln und Kirschen dekoriert.


Sponge Cake

  • 250 g Sugar
  • 300 g Flour
  • 2 TS Cocoa
  • 7 Eggs


  • 1,2 l Cream
  • 50 g Sugar
  • 3 bags Cream stiffener (or 3 sheets gelatin)
  • 400 g Sour Cherries
  • 0,25 l Cherry Juice (e.g. from the sour cherries)
  • 4 TS Starch
  • 50-100 ml Cherry Schnapps (Kirschwasser)


  • Cherries
  • Grated Chocolate


Preparation of Sponge Cake

Stir eggs and sugar for about 15 minutes until fluffy. Stift flour and cocoa and carefully fold in. Bake in a springform in the oven for appr. 30 minutes with 180 – 200 

Tip: To get an even leveled sponge cake let it cool down upside down. We would recommend preparing the sponge cake one day earlier.


Preparation of the Black Forest Cake

Cut the sponge cake into 3 equal parts. Whip the well chilled cream and sugar until stiff. If you are serving the cake the same day you don´t need further additions to the cream. If you are planning to serve the cake later, we would recommend adding cream stiffener or gelatin to the cream. Dissolve starch in a little bit of cherry juice. Bring the rest of the cherry juice to boil, add the dissolved starch and bring back to boil while stirring continuously. Take the juice from the cooker, add cherries and let it cool. Add appr. 20 ml of the cherry schnapps to the juice, then spread the mixture evenly on the bottom layer. Spread one layer of cream over the cherries and place the second sponge cake on top. Drizzle with cherry schnapps and spread one layer of cream. Then put the third layer of sponge cake and drizzle with cherry schnapps as well. Fill the rest of the cream in a piping bag and add to top and sides. Afterwards spread evenly on the cake. Spray cream rosettes on the top of the cake in a circle and put a cherry on each rosette. Add gathered chocolate on the sides. Chill well before serving.