Black Forest loaf cake with cream cheese icing

Black Forest 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.

8 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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79 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Impress your guests with this chocolate cherry layered cream cake - a revamped version of a retro classic.

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Sweet cocoa pastry is filled with a rich, fruity filling of chocolate and cherries in this heavenly German gateau-inspired dessert

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
20 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 11 mins
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6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These easy-to-make, fudgy brownies, complete with retro decoration, marry a much-loved flavour pairing of cherry and chocolate

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
12 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A delicious dessert, made with gluten-free flour

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star 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
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate, cream and cherries are combined to make a luscious centrepiece

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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