This dessert combines the flavors of black forest cake - cherries, cream, chocolate - but takes much less time. I make it with canned sour cherries.



Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine 2 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons cornstarch in a small cup. Pour remaining milk and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Whisk in cornstarch-milk mixture, and cook until milk starts to thicken, about 2 minutes.

  • Pour 1/8 cup cold water into a bowl. Sprinkle gelatin powder on top. Let stand until softened, about 1 minute. Add 1/8 cup of hot milk mixture to the bowl with the gelatin, and stir constantly until granules are completely dissolved.

  • Remove saucepan from heat and stir in dissolved gelatin mixture. Cool milk mixture completely, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl using an electric mixer until frothy. Add vanilla sugar gradually, continuing to beat until firm peaks form. Fold into the saucepan with the chilled milk mixture.

  • Pour cherry syrup into a small saucepan. Mix in 1 tablespoon cornstarch and bring to a boil over medium heat until thickened. Immediately stir in cherries and pour into a glass bowl. Pour cream mixture on top in a thick layer and sprinkle with grated chocolate. Refrigerate until firm.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 54.4g 18% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 60.9mg 20% DV; sodium 59.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
Without the cake the dessert didn't have any substance. The whipped cream and cherries seemed to be lacking something. After tasting it I wound up baking a chocolate cake and topping the cake with the mixture. Read More