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Easy Quick Black Forest Cake Recipe

The Easy Quick Black Forest Cake Recipe is actually a Black Forest Trifle Pudding. It is a cheat sheet recipe that is easy and efficient & 100% approved by the kids. You can not go wrong with this pudding to celebrate the New Year or any other party.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Chocolate Cake home baked or store bought
  • 20 oz OR 500 grams Cherry Pie Filling, canned You may use Cherry Jam or Strawberry Jam
  • 8 fl oz OR 230 ml Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1&1/2 tbsp Powdered Sugar
  • 6 Macerated Cherries You may use fresh pitted cherries, instead
  • 1 block Semi Sweet Chocolate You may use any brand (cold)milk chocolate, instead
  • 1/4 cup Milk

Instructions

3 Stages of the Quick Easy Black Forest Cake Trifle/Pudding

  1. 1. Chocolate Cake - either bake it at home or get a store bought.

    2. Whipped Cream Layer - Whipping heavy cream till it makes stiff peaks.

    3. Layering the cake in Jar or Dessert Bowl.

Chocolate Cake

  1. You may bake my egg free chocolate cake in blender for this recipe OR bake a cake from the box or buy a plain chocolate cake loaf from the store. If you are baking the cake, then make sure that it is completely at the room temperature before using it. You may bake a cake in advance and use it later.

Whipped Cream

  1. Take the chilled Heavy cream in a bowl. It is about 1 cup in general measurement. Add 1&1/2 tbsp powdered sugar to it. Whip with an electric beater or hand beater for about 3-4 minutes on high speed, till cream makes stiff peaks. Do not over beat it or else you will end up with sweet butter. Alternatively, you may use cool whip or Ready Whip in the recipe. You may do this step in advance and chill it covered, inside the refrigerator.

Layering the Black Forest Cake in Mason Jars or Pudding Bowls

  1. You may add 1 layer of every thing or 2 or more layers. You may make the layers thick or thin, it is up to you. So you see, you can totally adapt and personalize this recipe.

  2. Take the chocolate cake and crumble it coarsely. For 6 servings, the whole cake might not be used. So crumble half of it first and then go as required. If the cake is slightly dry, add milk to it, 1 tbsp at a time to make it slightly moist.

  3. Take a Mason Jar or Dessert Bowl. Add a layer of Moist Chocolate Cake at the bottom and press it down gently with a spoon.

  4. Now add a single layer of Cherry Pie Filling. I used Light filling. You may use the regular filling. In case you can not find Cherry Pie filling, you can use cheery jam or even strawberry jam. Just dilute the jam with little warm water so that it can spread nicely, and use.

  5. Now add a layer of Whipped Cream. I added the layer with pastry bag for even filling. You may use a ziplock bag and cut the edge to pipe it out. Or just use a spoon to add the layer.

  6. Add another layer of cake, then cherry filling and top with whipped cream.

  7. Take the semi sweet chocolate block and make the curls out of it with the help of your Fruit peeler. Just peel the chocolate, starting from the sides and collect the curls in a plate or bowl. 

  8. Add these chocolate curls on the top of the whipped cream.

  9. Add Macerated Cherry on the top.

  10. Repeat the process in all the remaining jars or bowls. You can create a large pudding bowl also, instead of single serve. 

  11. Chill the pudding for 40-50 minutes and Serve Chilled.