Black Forest Cake Recipes

Chocolate cake, cherries, and whipped cream come together in this decadent, German dessert. Whether it's dump cake, cheesecake, or the traditional, find the best black forest cake recipes here.

Community Picks

Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 480
Chocolate cake filled with whipped cream frosting and sweet cherry topping.

Quick Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 318
This version of Black Forest cake gets you an easy, delicious, and moist cake by using cherry pie filling and devil's food cake mix.
By Donna

Black Forest Brownie Dump Cake

This simple dump cake is super sweet and indulgent with a classic pairing of cherries and chocolate. Serve it warm with cold vanilla ice cream for the perfect bite!

Jenny's Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 278
This recipe is from a friend of my mother's. She used it for catering and has won the hearts of most who've tasted it. I've had to share this recipe with everyone who's been to one of my parties. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Black Forest Cheesecakes

Rating: 5 stars 48
A Yuletide treat, these easy mini-cheesecakes combine the perfect match of chocolate and cherries.

Black Forest Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 183
Wonderful chocolate layer cake which is soaked in Kirsch liqueur, with cherry filling.

Black Forest Cake Icing

Rating: 5.5 stars 4
This recipe is great with black forest cake or on any other cake. Pair this icing with cherry pie filling and your favorite chocolate cake recipe for a delicious Black Forest cake.

Black Forest Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
So delicious! These homemade chocolate cupcakes are filled with black cherry jam and topped with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and grated chocolate.

"Pretty Much a Piece of Heaven" Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
I lived in Germany when I was little and I continue to love German desserts. Black Forest Cake is one of my faves, only I Americanized it and made it more amazing! I took my mom's great chocolate cake and added to it to create this masterpiece which recently took first place in the cake division of our city bake-off. My husband took the leftovers to a Chemistry Society meeting and they said that it was amazing and he didn't bring any back home with him. I hope you enjoy it just as much as those judges and those crazy chemists.

Black Forest Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
The recipe for this well loved cake has been altered to reduce the fat content. It uses fat free sweetened condensed milk and an oil substitute. It is not frosted, unlike the traditional cake, but does have a cherry topping.

Black Forest Pancake Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 4
The classic dessert gets reinvented as a show-stopping centerpiece for your next brunch. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 2 hours. Pass extra cherry puree to drizzle on top.

Black Forest Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
I won a baking contest with this cake. This is very rich, delicious, and worth the time it takes to make it.

Inspiration and Ideas

Black Forest Cake Bars
Rating: Unrated 3
Yummy! Store covered in the refrigerator.
Ultimate Black Forest Cake
Rating: Unrated 1
Very delicious and easy to make. Garnish with chocolate curls made by using a cheese grater on semisweet chocolate.