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Black Forest Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Black Forest Cake recipe? Learn how to make Black Forest Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jayblue111

Makes 16 servings



Ingredients Filling: 2/3 cup sugar 2/3 cup cranberry juice cocktail 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 (14.5-ounce) cans pitted tart cherries in water, drained Cake: 7 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups) 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 1 cup fat-free milk 1/4 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs Cooking spray 2 cups frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed 1 tablespoon kirsch (cherry brandy) 1/2 ounce dark chocolate curls

Recipe Ingredients for Black Forest Cake

0.67 cup Sugars, Granulated
0.67 cup (8 fl oz) Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Bottled
0.25 cup (8 fl oz) Water
1.5 oz Cornstarch
14.5 oz Cherries, Sour, Red, Canned
7.75 oz Wheat Flour, White, All-purpose, Enriched, Bleached
2 cup Sugars, Granulated
0.75 cup Cocoa, Dry Powder, Unsweetened
2 tsp Leavening Agents, Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
0.25 tsp Salt, Table
1 cup Fat-Free Buttermilk
1 cup Fat Free Milk
0.25 cup Vegetable Oil, Canola
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 large Egg, Whole
1 serving Cooking Spray All Varieties
16 oz Whipped Topping Lite
0.5 oz Special Dark Chocolate Bar
0.5 oz Brandy

Recipe Directions for Black Forest Cake

  1. To prepare filling, combine first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; stir until cornstarch dissolves. Heat pan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute or until sugar mixture is very thick, stirring constantly. Remove sugar mixture from heat. Stir in cherries. Cool completely; cover and set aside.

  2. To prepare cake, preheat the oven to 350.

  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to sugar mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed just until well blended (batter will be thin).

  4. Pour batter into 2 (9-inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

  5. Place 1 cake layer on a plate, and spoon half of cherry mixture (about 1 1/2 cups) evenly over the top, leaving a 1/4-inch border around edges. Combine whipped topping and kirsch in a small bowl. Spoon 1 cup whipped topping mixture evenly over cherry mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spoon remaining 1 1/2 cups cherry mixture onto cake layer, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edges. Spoon remaining 1 cup whipped topping mixture onto cherry mixture, leaving a 2-inch border from the edge of the cake layer. Garnish with chocolate curls. Cover loosely, and chill until ready to serve.

Categories

Dessert, FrenchGerman, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
333
Calories from Fat
73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.1g
12%
Saturated Fat
4.1g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
27mg
9%
Sodium
232mg
10%
Potassium
117mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
63.8g
21%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
41.8g
Protein
4.2g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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