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Easy Black Forest Cake

Elevate your dessert game with our Easy Black Forest Cake – a symphony of flavors that effortlessly blends indulgence and simplicity. Layers of moist chocolate cake, generously sandwiched with velvety whipped cream and adorned with a profusion of cherries. This classic confection is a testament to the sublime beauty of uncomplicated decadence.



  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. 100% cocoa powder, Dutch processed
  • 1/2 cup boiling water


Ganache & Decoration

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • fresh cherries for top decoration



  1. Step 1
    Grease and line three 6-inch round cake pans with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Step 2
    Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, almond flour and chocolate. Sift flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cocoa and salt into the cream mixture. Fold in slowly and stir in boiling water.

  3. Step 3
    Spread batter evenly in prepared pans. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

Filling & Ganache

  1. Step 1
    Whip cream until soft peaks form. Spread first cake layer with whipped cream then top with cherry pie filling. Repeat for second layer. Set aside.

  2. Step 2
    Make chocolate ganache: Place 1 cup chocolate chips in bowl. Heat whipping cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add final cake layer and drizzle with chocolate ganache. Top with fresh cherries. Slice and serve.

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