Cherry and Cream Black Forest Cake

Preparation Time:
60 mins
Baking Time:
35 mins
10 people


  •  750 ml Oldenburger Whipping Cream, 35 % fat
  •  4 tbsp hot water
  •  150 g sugar
  •  100 g white flour (type 405)
  •  100 g cornstarch
  •  25 g cocoa powder
  •  7.5 g baking powder
  •  60 g cherry jam
  •  750 g cherry sauce
  •  80 g sugar
  •  4 eggs
  •  8 sheets of white gelatine 
  • chocolate shavings



Soak the gelatine in cold water. Cover the base of a 26 cm diameter springform pan with a baking sheet. Heat the oven at 180 °C or 160 °C if using a convection oven.

The Chocolate Sponge Cake

Beat the eggs together with hot water until thick and foamy. Add the sugar and beat for at least 2 minutes. Mix in the flour, cornflour, cocoa powder and baking powder and fold into the egg mousse. Pour the sponge dough into the springform pan and bake for 35 minutes in the oven. Leave to cool, then cut the sponge into two layers. Cover one half with the cherry jam and put the other half on top. Place a cake ring around the sponge.

The Cherry Sauce

Purée the cherry compote until very smooth. Squeeze the gelatine well and warm together with 2 tbsp. of cherry compote until it dissolves. Stir into the remaining cherry compote and spoon onto the biscuit. Allow to cool and set for at least 2 hours. The Cream Whisk the Oldenburger Whipping Cream until stiff and pipe onto the cherry layer in blobs.

The Final Touch

Sprinkle the cake with chocolate shavings. Cut in 12 pieces and serve one piece each on a dish.

Tips from Chefs to Chefs

01. Whipped cream with a fat content of 35 percent or higher stays perfectly stable. When whisking the cream, try to fold in as much air as possible. It is easy to determine when whipped cream is ready. Stop your mixer at the moment the cream loses its sheen – if you continue to mix the cream will turn into butter only seconds later.

Recommended Products

Oldenburger Whipping Cream 35% fat, UHT, 1kg
  • natural and creamy flavour
  • great stability
  • great whipping volume
  • ideal for filling

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