Black Forest Layer Cake

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Black Forest Layer Cake


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 6
  • 1 nos dark chocolate cake mix box

  • 2 nos egg

  • 1/4 cups oil

  • 1/4 cups cherry brandy

  • 2 cups cherry pie filling

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 8 nos garnish: maraschino cherries (drained)

  • 1/2 cups garnish: milk chocolate curls or shavings


  • Drain cherry pie filling in a colander to remove most of the thickened juices.
  • Make the chocolate cake following package directions. Bake cake, as directed, in two 9-inch layer cake pans.
  • Once the cake has cooled, sprinkle kirsch evenly over both cake layers.
  • Chill electric beaters and large mixing bowl; beat cream until it thickens slightly then gradually add confectioners' sugar and beat until it becomes thick enough to hold its shape.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, shave chocolate; refrigerate the shavings until ready to serve.
  • To assemble the cake, place one layer on serving plate and spread with a 1/2-inch thick layer of whipped cream. Scatter the cherries over the cream leaving a 1/2 inch margin around the border of the cake with no cherries.
  • Set other layer on top of cherries and spread top and sides of the cake with remaining whipped cream, swirling the cream over the top.
  • Using your fingers, gently press chocolate curls into the cream on the sides of the cake.
  • If desired, garnish the top with drained maraschino cherries or more chocolate curls.