Black Forest Cake With Whipped Cream & Cherry Filling

If you’re a fan of rich chocolate cake, juicy cherries, and fluffy whipped cream, then our Black Forest Cake recipe is perfect for you. Follow our step-by-step instructions to create a decadent dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.


For the cake layers, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • For the cherry filling, you’ll need:

1 can cherry pie filling

For the whipped cream, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cake Layers:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the boiling water to the mixture, stirring until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into the two prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of each cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool completely before assembling.

Cherry Filling:

  1. Open the can of cherry pie filling and pour it into a bowl.
  2. Mash the cherries with a fork to create a chunky texture.

Whipped Cream:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  2. Be careful not to overbeat, or the cream will become lumpy.

Assembling the Cake:

  1. Place one of the cake layers on a serving plate.
  2. Spread the cherry filling over the top of the cake layer, leaving a small border around the edges.
  3. Add a layer of whipped cream on top of the cherry filling, again leaving a small border around the edges.
  4. Place the second cake layer on top of the whipped cream.
  5. Cover the entire cake with whipped cream, using a spatula to spread it evenly over the sides and top.
  6. Decorate the top of the cake with fresh cherries or chocolate shavings, if desired.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use room temperature ingredients for best results.
  • Make sure to let the cakes cool completely before assembling the cake.
  • For a richer flavour, add a tablespoon of Kirsch or cherry brandy to the cherry filling.

Try this recipe today and impress your loved ones with your baking skills

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