Black Forest Cake Recipe

Black Forest Cake Recipe


45g butter

80g self raising flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoon cocoa powder

4 eggs

90g sugar

1 teaspoon chocolate essence

1/2 can fresh cream

1 jar black cherry jam

some chocolate shavings

a few cherries

Baking Tin:

one 36cm by 28cm baking tin (greased and lined)


  1. Melt butter. Sift self raising flour, baking soda and cocoa powder together. Separate egg yolks and egg whites for later use.

  2. Whisk egg whites and sugar in mixer (without stiff peak formed). Add egg yolks and mix well. Remove. Fold in flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and chocolate essence by hand and slowly mix well. Stir in butter. Pour in cake mixture into baking tin and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Bake another identical cake using the same amount of ingredients and method.

  3. Whip refrigerated fresh cream at high speed till thickened. Spread over 1 piece of cake and lightly compact. Spread entire cake with fresh cream. Spread on some black cherry jam as desired, then sprinkle generously with chocolate shavings. Pipe fresh cream onto cake and top with maraschino cherries.

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