Black forest cake is a classic dessert that originated in Germany’s Black Forest region. It’s a perfect cake for any occasion, be it a birthday, wedding, or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth.

This decadent dessert consists of layers of sponge cake, whipped cream, cherries, and chocolate shavings.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of indulging in this cake, or if you’ve always wanted to bake one yourself, then this is the perfect recipe for you!

Now we will go through the process of making a delicious black forest cake that will have your guests begging for more.


  • 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 whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can of cherries
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease two 9-inch round cake pans.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

Step 3: Add the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

Step 4: Add the boiling water to the mixture slowly, beating until the batter is smooth.

Step 5: Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.

Step 6: Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 7: Let the cakes cool completely before removing them from the pans.

Step 8: Take one layer of cake and place it on a serving plate. Spread a layer of whipped cream on top of the cake, then add a layer of cherries.

Step 9: Repeat the previous step with the second cake layer, placing it on top of the cherries. Frost the top and sides of the cake with more whipped cream.

Step 10: Decorate the top of the cake with additional cherries and chocolate shavings.

Voila! Your delicious black forest cake is ready to be devoured.


In conclusion, making a black forest cake is a delightful experience that’s sure to impress not only your family but anyone lucky enough to get a taste.

With this recipe, you now have the tools and knowledge to create a scrumptious cake that you can be proud of. Whether it’s for an upcoming party or a treat just for yourself, this cake is sure to be a hit.