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Black Forest Cake!

Black Forest Cake!

Who doesn’t love a good old chocolate cake? I mean, come on! Throw in some cherry liqueur, fresh cherries and whipped cream and I’m soldddd!! You need to make this cake for the next birthday in your house or the next family dinner, cause it’s going to blow your mind how well this cake turns out!

For the cake you’ll need:

250g plain flour

280g brown sugar

60g castor sugar

50g Dutch processed cocoa powder

2 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp salt

250ml coconut milk/regular milk

1 1/2 tsp Apple Cider vinegar

60g unsalted butter

60ml vegetable/canola oil

2 eggs

2 tps vanilla extract

200ml water + 2 tsp instant coffee granules


Whipped cream (according to your preference)

Cherry liqueur (optional and according to preference)

Chocolate shavings

250g fresh cherries


1. Preheat your oven to 175°C and grease and line three 7 inch round cake pans. In a large bowl mix the coffee into the warm water, add the oil and melted unsalted butter and mix well.

2. Add both the sugars and whisk well, then add the eggs one by one, mixing after each addition. Then add your vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, sift your flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda then add this to your wet mixture in three stages alternating with the milk. Lastly add the vinegar.

4. Bake your cakes for about 25 minutes, keep checking after 20. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack before taking them out of the pan.

5. Brush your cakes with the cherry liqueur and layer them up with freshly whipped cream and chopped cherries (you can also use canned cherries) add some chocolate shavings and voila!

6. Refrigerate the cake for about an hour and serve!

This cake works everytime for me, and I love the way it is soft and melts in the mouth! Do give it a try and do give your feedback. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook to join our amazing food journey!




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