In Germany it is typical to sit at a cafe and enjoy a slice of German Black Forest Cake, or, as mentioned on the menu, Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte with a good cup of freshly brewed coffee. This cake in Germany is so famous it is found in most bakeries, restaurants and coffee shops. Sometimes the supermarkets sell them fresh as well.
The cake’s texture is incredibly soft and packed with Kirsch, the famous cherry liqueur. The filling is filled with juicy Kirsch infused cherries and freshly whipped cream, so you get a beautiful burst of deliciousness at every bite!
A neat trick involves using canned cherries that are in a liquid. Fresh cherries just don’t fit well, unless you soak them long enough to soften them and make them juicy.
About German Black Forest Cherry Cake Recipe
According to one school of thought, the name derives from that region’s specialty liquor, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch that is distilled from tart cherries. This is the ingredient that gives the dessert its flavor, with its distinctive cherry pit taste and alcoholic content.
Cherries, cream, and Kirsch were first mixed in the form of a dessert where cooked cherries were served with cream. In contrast, a cake combining cherries, cookies or biscuits, and cream (but without kirschwasser) possibly originated in Germany.
To go the extra mile, you can also use maraschino cherries to decorate your cake. Click here for more international dessert recipes.