Marie-Louise's Award Black Forest Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

When our daughter decided to enter 'Kinderfest' cooking competition in our hometown during Octoberfest, she was sure to win!!! Ah, but just a small glitch, her precious Black Forest Cake had shifted and was slightly lopsided!!! Ah, but she received a big reward from her parents, as we were so proud of our little girls achivement...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 8 egg whites
  • 170.09 g sugar
  • 14.79 ml warm water
  • 141.74 g cake flour
  • 85.04 g ground almonds
  • 42.52 g cocoa
  • Filling

  • 793.78 g canof cooked black cherries, stoned
  • 709.78 ml whipped cream, to which the
  • 56.69 g kirsch, have been incorporated
  • Garnish

  • grated chocolate
  • maraschino cherry


  1. Sift the cocoa and the flour together and set aside.
  2. Mix the egg yolks and the sugar together and the mixture becomes light in colour.
  3. Add the warm water and mix well with an electric beater for about 5 minutes.
  4. Incorporate the cocoa/flour mixture to the egg yolks, with a spatula.
  5. Then, gently fold in the almonds.
  6. Beat the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks.
  7. Fold the egg whites into the batter.
  8. Butter and flour generously a 10 inch springform mould.
  9. Pour the batter into the mould.
  10. Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
  11. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Unmold and let it cool for an additional 5 minutes.
  13. Cut the cake into 3 layers lengthwise.
  14. Spread some cherries and a layer of whipped cream on the bottom cake layer.
  15. Top with the second layer.
  16. Cover this layer with some cherries and cover with whipped cream.
  17. Add the third and top layer of cake.
  18. Garnish with the remaining whipped cream.
  19. Sprinkle with the grated chocolate and top with the maraschino cherries.
Most Helpful

My cake did not turn out well at all. I think it was me. I followed the directions to the best of my ability, but cooked the cake in regular 9 inch pans instead of the springform (which I don't own). The cake turned out very dense and not cake-like at all. I also did not like the almonds in the cake. Hopefully someone else is a better baker than I.

threeovens December 08, 2009

This 5-star rating is for the _filling_ in this recipe which I used for my pull-a-bit-from-here-a-bit-from-there Black Forest Cake. Thanks for what looks to be a great cake-recipe -- certainly the filling was superb!

DoubletheGarlic August 25, 2008