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White Forest Cake

White Forest Cake

Photo: Chocolate & Chakra

This white forest cake recipe is a wonderful twist on a true classic.

Here, layers of moist buttermilk cake are smothered in dark chocolate cream, poached cherries and cream.

The recipe calls for black currant liqueur, but I’m not a fan so I skipped that and it was still great.

Don’t be too fussy with your presentation here. It’s supposed to look a little messy and chaotic with layers and layers of deliciousness.

This extravagant White Forest Cake is baked with love by Chocolate & Chakra.

If you’re looking for more cherry cake recipes, take a peak at this Cherry Cake Recipe Collection.

White Forest Cake Recipe
Buttermilk Cake Layers:
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¼ (10 Tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt (preferably 2% or higher)
Dark Chocolate Cream:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch, sifted
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 7 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2½ Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 5 pieces, at room temp
Poached Sour Cherries:
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ cups sour cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 piece lemon zest about 1" long
  • ½ tbsp black currant liqueur
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1½ cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp black currant liqueur
  • ½ cup cherry jam
  1. For the full recipe go here: Recipe for White Forest Cake

Happy baking!

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