- Not the best Schwarzwälder Torte.

Quintessential German: Black Forest Cake is awesome!

And today I had a slab in its birthplace.

Robin Ho posted in Baking
1w ago

There are many beautiful cakes out there in the world. Some of them are even from Germany.

The Black Forest Cake, or the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte as we call it, is definitely one of those.

So nice!

So nice!

Since I just moved to the area where the cake comes from, the Schwarzwald, I today decided to grab myself a nice piece of it at a local bakery.

Usually, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte is not my favourite cake. Not even by a long shot. But it had to be, and even I had a tiny hankering for it.

Usually, Black Forest Cake is made with a cookie base covered in layers of chocolate sponge, whipped cream and cherries infused with Black Forest Cherry liquor.

Normally, there is more sponge than cream and cherry. But not this time.

So little Cherry.

So little Cherry.

There was a lot of white sponge, which was kinda tasty. Sadly, there was actually very little cherry in the cherry cake. That was a bit of a bummer.

The cherry on top was also very jello-y. At least the cake tasted good overall.

It is also not the best version I ever had though.


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Comments (25)

  • That little bit of cherry would be so disappointing

      11 days ago
  • I love that cake. It looks really different from the ones I tried in Munich. The ones I tried had more chocolate sponge, more cream with black cherries, and on top the cherries with liquor 😋😍

      11 days ago
    • Same here. I actually had to ask if they had any. Did not recognize it at first. 😬

        11 days ago
    • I gained weight when I did my internship in Munich because I liked all the cakes and chocolates there 😅.

        11 days ago
  • I want it! 😋

      11 days ago
  • I’m not the greatest fan of sponge cakes but there’s always a place for a slab of Black Forest

      10 days ago
    • It was kinda nice!

        10 days ago
    • What, no mention of needing ice cream? Where is the real Sir Juicy

        9 days ago
  • Awesome is an understatement. This is sharing the top spot in my book with the French Country-Style Cake. So incredibly delicious and also light in feeling, not cream-heavy. ❤️❤️❤️

      5 days ago