Black Forest Gateaux

Traditional German dessert, in a quick and easy format. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Black Forest Gateaux
Main Ingredients Refined flour, Chocolate
Cuisine German
Course Desserts
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Black Forest Gateaux

  • 3 Refined flour
  • 6 tablespoons Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Refined flour (maida)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Tinned cherries, seeded + syrup
  • 1 cup Whipping cream
  • to decorate Chocolate shavings


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/360ºF. Line the base and grease a deep eight-inch round cake tin.
  2. Beat the eggs for a couple of minutes. Add the sugar and continue to beat for eight to ten minutes or until thick and pale. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder over the egg mixture and fold in gently.
  3. Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for twenty to twenty-five minutes, or until springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave the cake in the tin for five minutes to cool slightly. Turn it out onto a wire rack, peel off the paper base and leave to cool.
  4. When completely cooled, cut the cake in half horizontally and sprinkle each half with cherry syrup from the tinned cherries.
  5. Whip the cream until stiff. Place the bottom half of the cake on a serving plate and spread half the whipped cream over it. Place cherries on it and cover with the top half of the cake. Use the remaining cream to cover the top and sides.
  6. Decorate the gateaux with cream curls, chocolate shavings and cherries and chill in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Info

Calories 344
Carbohydrates 42.9
Protein 7.4
Fat 15.2
Other Fiber 0.1