Black Forest


Black forest cake is a moist chocolate cake frosted with a whipped chocolate diplomat cream, boozy cherry sauce and fresh cherries on top!

egg yolks granulated sugar cocoa powder butter cool whip vanilla bean paste


Diplomat Cream

cherry preserves

cherries powdered sugar lemon juice cornstarch bourbon

AP flour granulated sugar cocoa powder baking soda espresso powder salt eggs canola oil buttermilk brewed coffee vanilla extract




STEP 1: Whisk eggs, granulated sugar, cocoa powder & butter over low heat. Once it turns into a custard, remove from heat, cover, & allow to cool.

STEP 2: Place quartered cherries, powdered sugar & lemon juice over heat & allow to simmer. Remove 2 Tbsp of juice, mix it with cornstarch & add it back to the cherries.

STEP 3: Allow it to simmer, then remove from heat & stir in bourbon. Allow to cool.

STEP 4: Whisk flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, espresso powder & salt. Set aside. Whisk eggs, oil, buttermilk, coffee & vanilla extract.

STEP 5: Sift dry ingredients over wet ingredients & fold together. Bake batter in three 6-inch cake pans at 350F for 35 minutes. Remove from pans & allow to cool.

STEP 6: Beat the custard with cool whip & vanilla, just until combined. Top first layer of cake with ⅓ the chocolate diplomat cream & a layer of cherry preserves. Repeat with the second layer.

STEP 7: Top the third layer with the rest of the chocolate cream and cherries. Place in refrigerator immediately for an hour.

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