Black Forest Chocolate Bundt Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by andreaadams01

A delicious, rich, chocolate bundt cake made from scratch.

Top Review by DoubletheGarlic

I used this recipe for its basic dough (no c. chips/cherries, & 10" + 8" springforms) and it is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for a Black Forest cake -- just how my German mom's BFC was. It cuts flawlessly, holds together through all the BFC construction, and is perfectly absorbent for the kirsch. I am so impressed! I didn't have sour cream, so I used 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk + 3/4 c. 2% milk. I also used 1/2 c. dark brown sugar + 3/4 c. white sugar. I accidently baked these at 200C (oops!) and they were done in 25 min --ha!-- and only a bit dark. This will definitely become my default BFC dough! Thanks!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease and flour a 10 cup (2.5L) Bundt pan.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix.
  5. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture alternately with sour cream - make 3 additions of flour and 2 sour cream.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and cherries.
  7. Bake for approximately 1 hour.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes; Loosen with knife. Turn cake over onto cooling rack and lift off pan.
  9. When cool, sprinkle with icing sugar.
  10. Enjoy!

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