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Black Forest Cake - Revisited


 Black Forest Cake is an old fashioned classic cake that is originated from Germany and it is one of my most favourite cakes. I've made this lovely cake  many times especially for family or friends' birthday. It is a perfect combination with a layer of pitted dark sweet cherries and another layer of chocolate mousse in between the chocolate sponge cake. Brush on some sugar syrup with Kirsch liqueur and that will definitely make this cake very fragrant and moist.  I'll not type out the recipe today as I've already posted the recipe here



According to Wiki, the cake is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liquor of that region known as Schwarzwalder Kirschwasser, a colourless fruit brandy traditionally made from  distilled tart cherries. This is the ingredient with its distinctive cherry pit flavour and alcoholic content that gives the cake its flavour.  Kirschwasser is often simply called Kirsch in both German and English-speaking countries. 

I'm sharing this post to  Recipe Box # 24 hosted by Bizzy Bakes.

Enjoy and hope you've a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. 我来了,先吃一片再说。

    我觉得我们好像心有灵犀喔,最近我想做这蛋糕奖励自己;这么巧你也做了。

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    1. 呵呵。。。 先吃你吃一片,等你上帖子的时候,我就到你家去。

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  2. Oh, it is beautiful!! I guess when we mentioned Black Forest Cake, everyone know this.

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    1. Yes,I remember when I was a little girl, Black Forest Cake usually frosted with very thick fresh cream. :D

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  3. a lovely cake for your special one! thanks for sharing the information about Black Forest Cake!

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  4. Ann, 这蛋糕很美,看了都想吃了,先来一片吧!

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  5. This cake is my all time favourite. If I have to choose a birthday cake for myself, it would be this. Your cake is so beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you Mich :) I'm sure this cake is everybody favourite.

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  6. 我也很想做蛋糕。做个生日蛋糕给宝贝女儿。可是完全没有ideal。不晓得要准备怎样的蛋糕。

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    1. 小朋友最喜欢巧克力蛋糕了,可以加点草莓也很好吃。

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  7. 爸爸的生日要到了,我都还不知道做什么蛋糕好。这个我可以做参考咯。谢谢你。

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    1. 不客气:) 这个蛋糕是最容易做的,不需要花很多时间就可以搞定。

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  8. A beauty! A classic! Wish this was my dessert.

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  9. 喜欢你的蛋糕,看起来简单不过它总让觉得很sweet。
    这么美味的蛋糕一定要请我吃一片。。嘻嘻!

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    1. 谢谢你的赞美.我正要做个大的请大家吃,记得来吃哦 :D

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  10. 太太太美了,高贵无瑕疵,你的手艺太赞了,下次生日要去找你才对,这样就可以吃到你的美味蛋糕咯!

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    1. haha。。。你太夸奖我了,你也很棒啊!

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  11. Ann,
    I love love Black Forest cakes. I was introduce to Black Forest cakes when I was 6. My auntie brought home a big piece of Black Forest cake from her baking class.
    Yours look simple yet elegant and of course sooo delish! Wish I can have a piece now:p
    mui..^^

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    1. I also love Black Forest cake since young but in those days the cake was very creamy and no kirch liqueur .

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  12. Ann, this cake looks very pro! I love it...! can I have one piece ... pls? :)

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    1. hahaa... I must make a big cake so can share with everyone :D

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  13. Ann, even though this is so call "old fashion" cake, but It is also one of my favorite too. This is a very beautifully done black forest cake. The smooth and even frosting catch my eyes first and the even layers give the perfect look. I'm sure it taste absolutely delicious too. I have to push this to next year " project" already

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    1. Li Shuan, Sound like you already have a long list waiting to post. :D

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  14. Ann, your Black Forest Cake is so very beautiful! It is my favourite, favourite cake ever! I will check out your recipe :)

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  15. Ann, tis though simple and old fashioned balck forest looks excellent!!! I love they way u had layered them. though simple, u hv made it into a very classy piece... yummy:))

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  16. Ann , that cake is so beautiful ! Lovely flavor combo . I have yet to bake a decent cake :P Maybe I should try to make that for Christmas :D

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    1. Anne, this cake is very easy to make. After frosting the cake, chill it for an hour and can slice to enjoy.

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  17. Ann~~
    aiyaya!!! so beautiful!!! super like!!!
    hmm... if i wanna prepare any celebration cake, sure will try tis...
    i see got white cream n chocolate cream too~~ so nice!!!
    ^^ may i ve a pc pls........

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  18. 这款蛋糕我最喜欢了,我还没试过做装饰蛋糕,找天一定要亲手做一个 :)。。蛋糕做得很有水准,漂亮。。:)

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    1. 这款蛋糕真的很容易做,有时间试试看啦!

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  19. i like this old fashioned black forest cake too, love you have a layer of chocolate mousse, next time i must remember to add a same layer..

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    1. Have a try with the chocolate mousse layer, you'll taste the difference.

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  20. Wow, what a pretty cake. Hope you're all well and enjoy your week too. Take care, Ann.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  21. Ann, your frosting is perfect! I really need to learn from all the experts like yourself... my cake frosting is usually very wonky! :P

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    1. Practice makes perfect. I remember the first time I spent more than an hour to frost a cake :D

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  22. Ann, your cake looks so perfect & pretty, I like it very much! By the way, the photos look so good too!

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    1. Jessie, Thank you very much for your compliment :)

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  23. I want a slice! It's been a very long time since I have made this and eaten it too!

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  24. I can’t believe I missed this! It looks so good

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    1. Thank you :) Please subscribe my blog thru email... hehee

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  25. THis is so beautiful and festive. I've never made a black forest cake myself. So, I guess I better get on it. :)

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    1. Hi Amy, I'm sure you make a beautiful black forest cake than me. Have a try.

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  26. Ann, your black forest cake is so nice, luckily my friend didnt see this if not she will sure ask me to make one for her lol.

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    1. Jess, I'm sure all your friends love your bakes very much. Do you still take orders now?

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  27. Ann,
    蛋糕奶油抹得真漂亮,好像从6 stars hotel卖的似的!

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  28. This cake simply looks awesome! I love the tempting cross section. I'm going to try out your recipe once I get back from holiday.

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    1. Enjoy your holiday first and remember to take more pictures :D

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  29. Ann, just one word will suffice ...'Awesome'!

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  30. Simply awesome, I shouldn't have suspect that it is from a professional bakery.

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  31. Ann, this is such a georgous black forest cake!

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  32. WOW! What a fabulous presentation! Looks perfect & very decadent! This is also my favorite cake. Made one last year for X'mas but yours looks way better than mine! Awesome! :)

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    1. Hi Kit,
      Thank you very much for your nice words :)

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  33. It's absolutely gorgeous cake!!

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  34. you paired it with a layer of choc mousse too! this is very elegant!

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  35. Amazing cake!! Saw this over at Nancy (Spicie Foodie's) YBR... Your photography is fantastic. Love to know what camera, lens, software you use. :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I'm using Canon 600D and iPiccy software for editing.

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  36. I have no words...I am totally speechless! That is mother of all cakes, and you did an amazing job dear Ann!!!!

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  37. Looks gorgeous Anne. Thanks for being a part of the YBR, have a great week! :)

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  38. Another beautiful cake, Ann! Love it! Wish I can bake like you. :)

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  39. Hi Ann , I Looooove your recipes. But I have a question on this one. Can you please tell me the difference between whipped cream and topping cream? I don't know where to get it. I live in Houston, TX.

    Thank you,
    Celina

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    1. Hi Celina,

      Whipping cream is what we called here is actually cooking cream that contains no sugar in it that can be used for pasta or cream soup. Topping cream is fresh cream usually used for making mousse cake or frosting. If you've have a sweet tooth, no problem to use all topping cream in the recipe. From our supermarket here, the common brand, we can get is Pour n Whip (topping cream) and President (whipping cream).
      Happy Baking!

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  40. Your blackforest looks simply fabulous!! Can I pls have a slice too?
    I'll be most happy if I can bake a cake half as pretty as yours. :D
    Joan

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    1. Thank you Joan for your compliment :)
      Practice makes perfect, don't give up!

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