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Traditional Black Forest Cake

November 13, 2014 by Jodi MacKinnon (QFG) Leave a Comment
black forst cake with guinette cherries
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 15 mins

Guinette brandied cherries make this traditional Black Forest Cake special.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8-10
Author: Nicole MacVicar



  1. Preheat an oven to 350ºF. Grease a 12" cake pan.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt to soft peaks.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla sugar.
  4. Whisk in the milk, cacao, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  5. Fold in the egg whites.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out of the centre clean. Cool completely and slice horizontally into three layers.
  7. In a stand mixer, whip the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla to stiff peaks.
  8. Drain the cherries and reserve the juice.
  9. Brush the first cake layer with the juice and cover with whipped cream. Press some cherries into the cream. Repeat for another layer.
  10. Frost the outside of the cake with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings and cherries.
  11. Refrigerate before serving.

the inside (3 layers) of cherry black forest cake

About Jodi MacKinnon (QFG)

Qualifirst's COO, Jodi loves cooking and baking. Taking raw ingredients and turning them into something that is absolutely delicious, with just the right flavor balance, is one of her favorite pastimes.