Black Forest drizzle cake recipe

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serves: 10
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 25 min
Cooking: 1 hr
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  • Rich and luxurious, this Black Forest drizzle cake is drizzled with cherry juice, fresh cherries, and chocolate.

    This recipe is fail-safe, as the basic cake mixture is made with our top-rated lemon drizzle cake –  the lemon zest is simply swapped for cherry juice. We’ve also added a generous dash of  Kirsh cherry liqueur, but it’s completely optional. This would Black Forest drizzle cake would make the perfect afternoon treat or dessert for a special occasion. Serve warm with a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

    Ingredients

    • For the drizzle cake:
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 175g softened butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 4tsp cherry juice
    • 1tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp Kirsch cherry liquer (optional)
    • 3/4 level tsp baking powder
    • To decorate:
    • small handful mixed cherries, fresh and glace
    • 50g white chocolate, melted
    • 75g dark chocolate, melted
    • a little edible glitter
    • 50g milk chocolate, cut into chunks

    Method

    • Make the drizzle cake recipe, swapping the lemon zest for 4tbsn of cherry juice, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, and optional Kirsh cherry liqueur. Make the cherry drizzle by combining the ingredients listed above

    • Dip some of the cherries into the white chocolate so they’re half covered, sprinkle the chocolate side with edible glitter and set aside to dry.

    • Once the cake has cooled, drizzle over a little of the melted chocolate then scatter over the cherries and the chocolate chunks. Drizzle over the rest of the chocolate sauce. Allow the chocolate to set for a few minutes before slicing.

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