What’s so special about this particular recipe for Black Forest cake is that each element – the chocolate cake, cherries, chocolate and cream are all individually enhanced. What do I mean by that? Well, the chocolate ganache uses dark chocolate and butter for additional richness. The cream is combined with mascarpone for boosted flavour and texture. The chocolate cake is super moist thanks to the addition of oil.
The flavours of this Black Forest Gateaux are complex, deep, rich and sweet.
The Dark Cherry Filling is absolutely divine. The splash of kirsch or brandy gives it a lovely warmth. Hold onto this cherry recipe as it could be used in so many ways (even spooned over vanilla or chocolate ice-cream would be great).
You can see why this recipe for Black Forest cake never fails to impress.
Or if you’re looking for other recipes for chocolate cake with cherries, have a look at this divine Intensely Chocolatey Cherry Cake. Both of these cakes feature in our great cherry cake recipe collection – why not check it out?
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup boiling water
- 113 grams/4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 85 grams/3 ounces heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 400 grams/14 ounces dark cherries
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch, sifted
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon kirsch or brandy
- ½ cup mascarpone cheese
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- For the full recipe go here: Black Forest Gateaux.