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Black Forest Cake



Black Forest Cake is a classic German dessert made with layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries. It is usually decorated with chocolate shavings and cherries on top. The cake is named after the Black Forest mountain range in southwestern Germany. It is believed to have originated in the late 19th century, but is now popular dessert enjoyed across the world.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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butter, softened

1/2 cup

white sugar

1/2 cup



vanilla extract

1 teaspoon


1 1/2 cups

purpose flour

baking powder

1 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon


1/2 cup


1/2 cup

sweet chocolate chips

chopped walnuts

1/2 cup

(21 ounce) can cherry pie filling


heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup

confectioners' sugar

1/4 cup



Step 1:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch round cake pan.

Step 2:

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Step 3:

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4:

In a medium bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Beat in the confectioners' sugar until stiff.

Step 5:

To assemble the cake, place one layer of the cake on a serving plate. Spread with half of the cherry pie filling. Top with the second layer of cake, and spread with the remaining cherry pie filling. Spread the whipped cream over the top and sides of the cake. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 12272 users have chowed down on Black Forest Cake a whopping 15692 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad are the top 5 cities gobbling up Black Forest Cake like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Black Forest Cake, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Black Forest Cake is the food of choice for 19-23 female, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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