Black Forest Cake Recipe

Black Forest Cake Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings and maraschino cherries for garnish


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.

2. Mix Dry Ingredients:

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. Combine Wet Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then add buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.

8. Assemble the Cake:

Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of whipped cream on top, followed by a layer of cherry pie filling. Place the second cake layer on top and repeat with whipped cream and cherry pie filling.

9. Garnish and Serve:

Decorate the top of the cake with chocolate shavings and maraschino cherries. Chill the cake for at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy your homemade Black Forest Cake!


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