Black Forest Cake has long been a tradition for special occasions. Here is the recipe (with video instructions) that makes it easy to bake your own. Show the love with a home-baked black forest cake.
Why is it called Black Forest Cake?
Some think it is named after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in Germany, but it is not.
The cake is named after Schladerer Schwarzwalder Kirschwasser Black Forest Cherry Brandy* made in that region and used in the making of Black Forest Cakes.
Kirschwasser is distilled from black, fully ripened morello cherries of the Black Forest.
“Known as Kirsch, this product is genuine only when it is distilled from cherries native to the Black Forest.”
What is the difference between chocolate cake and Black Forest Cake?
Chocolate cake can be decorated in any way you wish, but Black Forest Cake is always made with cherries and the chocolate cake layers have a filling with either cherry juice, Kirschwasser cherry brandy, or a combination of the two. It is usually decorated with stabilized whipped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings.
Video Tutorial for Overview
Recipe and photo courtesy of Domino Golden Sugar
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