Black Forest loaf cake with cream cheese icing

Black Forest recipes

16 Recipes

Is there anything better than chocolate and cherry? Make the most of this heavenly combination with our Black Forest recipes, from a classic gateau to brownies and more.

Black Forest loaf cake

3

(8 ratings)

Make this black forest cake ahead if you’re expecting lots of guests this Christmas. It can be frozen, un-iced, then defrosted when you need it and decorated on the day...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black Forest trifle

4.545455

(33 ratings)

James Martin's indulgent trifle won't keep you in the kitchen for long but will impress guests at your next get-together...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Black Forest gateau

4.415385

(65 ratings)

Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Black Forest sundaes with brownies

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Based on the seventies cake classic that is Black Forest gâteau – this cherry, ice cream and brownie desert is heavenly. Don't cheat - make your own brownies too
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Black Forest Christmas fool

4.5

(2 ratings)

A simple, quick and indulgent dessert you can rustle up in 10 minutes. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, use a can of cherries in syrup instead
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black Forest tart

4.875

(8 ratings)

Sweet cocoa pastry is filled with a rich, fruity filling of chocolate and cherries in this heavenly German gateau-inspired dessert
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Black Forest Bircher

4.8

(5 ratings)

A clever twist on your standard Bircher that seems like pure indulgence but counts for one of your five-a-day and is rich in fibre too
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bûche de Noël

4.52941

(17 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's sumptuous chocolate, raspberry and cream sponge falls somewhere between a Yule log and Swiss roll. Add a drop of Drambuie for a cheeky adult twist
  • 1 hour and 11 mins
  • More effort

Black Forest brownies

5

(3 ratings)

These easy-to-make, fudgy brownies, complete with retro decoration, marry a much-loved flavour pairing of cherry and chocolate
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Christmas mess

5

(6 ratings)

Take the classic summer Eton mess combo of cream and meringue and give it a festive twist with frozen mixed berries, cinnamon and blackcurrant liqueur
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Little Black Forest cakes

4

(5 ratings)

These cute cakes make a perfect finish for a special dinner and you can bake the sponge up to two days ahead
  • 42 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Black Forest pudding

0

(0 ratings)

This spin on summer pudding is packed with cherries, blackberries, black grapes, blueberries, blackcurrants and a splash of Cassis liqueur
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Black forest arctic roll

3

(1 rating)

Make the ultimate retro pudding mash-up, a combination of arctic roll meets black forest gateau, complete with chocolate sponge and an ice cream centre
  • 53 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Black Forest loaf cake

3

(8 ratings)

Make this black forest cake ahead if you’re expecting lots of guests this Christmas. It can be frozen, un-iced, then defrosted when you need it and decorated on the day...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

White forest meringue roulade

5

(5 ratings)

Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate, cream and cherries are combined to make a luscious centrepiece
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian
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