This recipe is super amazing lindsay…i’ll definitely gonna bake this decadent black forest cake on my sis borthday party… Hi Tracey! Show stopping. I just haven’t used canned cherries before so it’s a little hard to say. Do we need to separate the batter ? Add cherries and let them soak 1 hr min (overnight is best) Hi Amy! Cherries are not in season, so I used the Trader Joe’s morello cherries in the filling, and Luxardo gourmet dark maraschino cherries for garnish. The cake layers are actually not overly sweet. I also cooked it for about 40 mins. I’ve never made one before, but he requested black forest cake. That gave it the final touch of wonderful. wanted to post pictures here but can’t. Hi! Loved the bark idea! I would just use the store-bought syrup as is. Lovely! Since you’re using IMBC instead of whipped cream, I would serve it at room temperature. Can I cut this recipe in half to accommodate the smaller cake? Hi Naida! I will definitely be following more recipes from this site. The chocolate cake was easy to work with ……..stayed firm and together when cuttin in half. It’s a stabilized whipped cream that I use regularly and love. So happy to hear that. Is it sturdy enough for traveling if I use a dowel to fix it to the cake drum? I had quite the learning lesson on cherry liqueurs. If you wanted the bark tempered, you’d have to melt the chocolate and go through the tempering process again. Glad everyone liked it . Those are some pretty big changes. Hi Danni! Thanks sooo much for sharing this recipe Olivia! Yes, that would work fine but it wouldn’t be as dark in color. 2) You can use store-bought cherry syrup, or use the syrup from the jar of cherries or make a homemade syrup from fresh cherries (see my comment below to Anushka). I will most definitely be trying out your recipe once I get my new kitchen! This recipe turned out beautiful! How long do I bake them? Hi Liza! Awesome! Hi Sydney! 11. I’m making this cake as a two tier cake- the second tier is going to be smaller than the 8inch base. I’m a big fan of this chocolate cake. This recipe uses my moist chocolate cake as a base for the entire cake. I like to store my cakes in an airtight carrier (the cupcake inserts are removable for a nice, tall cake carrier). Hi Janet! Thank you in advance. I’ve never baked in high altitude, but here are some tips: https://www.kingarthurflour.com/learn/high-altitude-baking.html. Very big like! Thanks a lot to share your knowledge! Thanks so much for all your tips and feedback. Reading the other comments it seems that the layers may be too thin?? Would maraschino cherries be too odd? Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything is well combined. I think it would work fine. The bark held up quite well on the cake. The cherries stay their normal fresh texture. It was the perfect substitute frosting! If I use 6″ pans, would I still cut the cake layer in half? The syrup goes directly onto the cake layers, I would do that. Homemade Black Forest Cake Recipe {With Sour Cherry Filling} Add eggs, buttermilk (or soured milk), coffee, oil (or oil/applesauce mixture) and vanilla and beat on … I actually thought my pieces were too big/thick and was thisclose to re-melting it and trying it again, but after I placed them on the cake they looked perfect. Thanks so much Karen! I add the hot water at the end to the wet ingredients — pour slowly and whisk quickly and it will be fine . So happy to hear that you loved it! Cover top with about 3/4 cup … Nothing wrong with using a box mix. The best recipe for black forest I ever used. Hey! nope, googling my elevation says that it is currently at 12 ft…. 23. I’m so happy it turned out for you. I want to bake it again, but this time with the syrup. If I use cherry pie filling do I just use the can and no need of cherry liquor(non alcoholic) or sugar syrup? Strange about the caramelization, especially with a chocolate cake. It should be fine in that regard. I then cut each of them in half to get 4 thinner layers. Hi, I am very looking forward to making this cake! It worked great for me! I used 9 inch pans as that’s what I have handy and baked for about 26 minutes when it started smelling like the cakes were cooked. Yes, it is. Thank you. For appx 20 minutes or until toothpick comes clean then followed directions to a tee This will be my yearly or more now go to, Hi Debbie! I followed the recipe to the t, but I reduced the amount of sugar to 200 g (could not bring myself to put in 400 g of sugar) and added more cocoa. Apna jo cup sa use kiya hy uskay kitne ml hy.. Hi Pooja! Wow I’m so happy with this recipe I would give it 100 stars but you only let me put a rating of 5 so I did put secretly it means 100 stars. Hi Mariam! Is there a non alcoholic version of cherry liqueur, if so can you tell me from where can I get it? It will affect the flavour and texture slightly, but will still be totally fine. Heat the heavy whipping cream just until it begins to boil, then pour over the chocolate chips. My springform pan did leak a bit, but I wrapped it with a double layer of aluminum to catch the leaks and a cookie sheet in the lower rack. I had to omit the syrup as I couldn’t get the liqueur. 1) Can I substitute the hot water for hot coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor? Can I bake the cake days before I decorate? Regarding comment about transporting the Black Forest cake (and others). I’ve made others of yours and they’re beautiful and delicious.! https://www.countrycleaver.com/.../nearly-authentic-black-forest-cake.html Thanks so much again for your tips and for your sweet comments! But, one thing I know for sure is everyone seems to love it. Add the cherries and stir to coat them with the sugar mixture. I was wondering if I could substitute the vegetable oil for butter?? Also, I don’t drink alcohol or use it in my cooking/baking. Hi Sreekala! I am making it for my wife’s birthday and will keep it chilled the night before but will then have to transport this to dinner (roughly 45 mins in the car). Glad you love it . I cooked it in a 7″ pan for 5 minutes longer. The batter is really very thin and watery. Is the chocolate bark ok at room temperature. Hi Elisa! I will make this cake for my birthday this Saturday using your Vanilla cake recipe instead of chocolate. The iconic German black forest cake is typically made with a chocolate sponge cake, but I think you’ll find this recipe much easier to make and more moist and flavorful. I am sure they will be so helpful to others. Thank you, Olivia, for sharing your recipe and experience. That should be fine. That would work just fine. I’m so glad you liked it . Thanks! I made the chocolate shards/bark but mine were way thicker than yours. The crumb is moist and incredibly soft, and paired with the cherries are just magnificent. Due to lockdown shortages I used kefir in stead of buttermilk, which did not cause any problems. Hi Jeanne! So happy you loved it! You can bake each layer separately as long as you have room for 4 8″ pans in your oven. I also have One 9in pan that is very deep. Either works! Unfortunately, I was afraid to put too much liquor in the cake when assembling it, so it didn’t have that much liquor. Frost the cake with the remaining whipped cream. However, the batter is very thin and if your springform pans leak, the batter will leak out. Your email address will not be published. Hi Kara! I love Flathead Lake cherries….. the best cherries in the world! I will be trying out your Mocha cake this weekend , Hi Jackie! Everyone loved this cake and were super impressed by the chocolate bark (even though I tried to rely on my old pastry chef days and temper the chocolate which was an epic fail lol). 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