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Black forest cake recipe

The black forest cake recipe it's an easy recipe to make at home.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Chinese, French, Indian, Mediterranean
Servings: 8
Calories: 200kcal


  • 250 g self- raising wholemeal flour
  • 250 g soft brown suger
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 125 ml rapeseed oil
  • 150 ml soya milk
  • 1 tbsp vegan yogurt, coconut cream
  • 25 g dairy free dark chocolate, 70 percent cocoa solids
  • fresh cherries or berries, to decorate
  • 4 tbsp vegan cream cheese
  • 1 tsp lime rind
  • 4 tbsp cherry or blackberry jam


  • Oil two 20 cm circular spongs tins and line them with baking parchment.
    Preheat the oven to 180C.
    Place all the cake ingredients, except the chocolate, in a food processor
    and beat together thoroughly.
    Coarsely grate or chop the chocolate and add to the cake mixture. 
    Divide the mixture between the sponge tins and level the tops with a 
    Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a cocktail stick inserted into the center
    of each sponge comes out clean.
    Allow cooling a litter,  then turn out on to a wire rack to become completely 
    Place the cream cheese in a bowl and stir in the lime rind.
    Spread one side of a cold sponge with the lime cream cheese, and spread
    the other sponge with jam. sandwich together and put on a serving plate.
    Decorate the cake with fresh cherries or berries and serve with vanilla
    ice cream and hot chocolate sauce
    Black forest cake recipe