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Vegan Black Forest Cake – Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery

I’m not going to lie, Vegan Black Forest Cake is sort of the challenge however it’s completely price it 

Chocolate Cake soaked with Cherries and Whipped Cream in each chunk!

Vegan Black Forest Cake

Advance prep is not going to solely make your life simpler, however for the cherries particularly it provides the flavors time to meld.

In a conventional basic Black Forest Cake cherry brandy is a should!
Kirschwasser to be precise, however after all you possibly can go away it out~ simply don’t attempt to name this an genuine Black Forest Cake!

Vegan Black Forest Cake

The chocolate bark can also be one thing that may be completed days prematurely

However if you’re not acquainted with easy methods to mood chocolate, you could need to try this forward of time as a result of it might take a pair tries to get it proper!


In any other case simply use King David Model Non Tempering Chocolate for a better time! *not sponsored

Vegan Black Forest Cake

In case you are making my recipe for  whipped cream THIS MUST be completed the night time earlier than as a result of to ensure that it to whip up correctly it must be tremendous chilly
You’ll want to learn by your entire article/ weblog submit for the Vegan Whipping Cream Recipe if you’re going to make that recipe
There are some vital troubleshooting notes for the success of that recipe

One most requested query relating to the whipped cream recipe although, is “Can I skip the Xanthan?”
Sure, you possibly can.

I’ve a full complete article and video evaluating all of the vegan whipped lotions together with a recipe for stabilizer!

Comparing all the Vegan Whipped Cream in 2023

Notes for Success:

That is a constructing on recipes challenge so which means there are a number of recipes to arrange earlier than we get to constructing the cake

Should you give your self a pair days to prep prematurely the entire process will appear much less intimidating!

Don’t get me improper, it could actually all be completed in someday when you favor.

The chocolate cake might be baked prematurely and refrigerated or frozen till you might be able to construct

Many individuals ask about changing the espresso within the chocolate cake recipe as a result of they don’t like to make use of espresso.
Please perceive that espresso brings out the very best in chocolate recipes, however when you completely should steer clear of espresso simply use water as an alternative


Vegan Black Forest Cake


Yield: serves 8-10

Vegan Black Forest Cake

Vegan Black Forest Cake

Prep Time
3 hours

Prepare dinner Time
35 minutes

Complete Time
3 hours 35 minutes


For the Chocolate Cake

  • All Objective Flour 2 cups (250g)
  • Cake Flour 1 cup (120g) *or extra all goal flour
  • Pure Cocoa Powder 8 Tablespoons
  • Granulated Sugar 2 cups (400g)
  • Salt 1 teaspoon (6g)
  • Baking Soda 2 teaspoons
  • Apple Cider Vinegar 2 teaspoons (10ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
  • Vegetable Oil ¾ cup (177ml)
  • Sturdy Brewed Espresso 2 cups (480ml) *see notes
  • 1 Recipe Whipped Cream

For the Chocolate Bark

  • 12oz – 1lb *Tempered Chocolate

For the Cherries

  • Contemporary or Frozen Cherries 1Lb
  • Sugar ¼ cup
  • Kirschwasser Cherry Brandy 1 cup (240ml)


  1. For the Cake Sift each flours, baking soda, salt, and sugar collectively in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the pure cocoa powder with the new espresso after which add the vinegar, oil and the vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the moist components into the sifted dry components and whisk vigorously with a hand whisk till clean (about 20 strokes)
  4. Pour batter into 3 greased and parchment lined 7″ x 2″ cake pans
  5. Bake instantly in a preheated 350°f oven for roughly 25-Half-hour or till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with moist crumbs
  6. You’ll want to rad the whipped cream article earlier than starting this recipe:: For the Whipping Cream Mix every little thing in a excessive velocity blender and mix for about 20 seconds
  7. Pour right into a clear container and refrigerate till chilly ideally in a single day (I generally velocity the method and place within the freezer for about an hour however not so it’s getting arduous)
  8. Whip with a balloon whip attachment for about 3 minutes till delicate peaks kind, watch out to not over whip or it can get actually tight.
  9. Should you do over whip, you possibly can add slightly extra soy milk and fold in by hand to loosen the cream
  10. For the Chocolate Bark
  11. Mood the chocolate after which unfold it out onto a parchment lined sheet pan to about 11″ X 6″
  12. Let it virtually set then roll up the paper on the quick finish and refrigerate till wanted
  13. For the Cherries
  14. reserve 10 of the very best cherries with their stems for the garnish on the ultimate cake
  15. Chop the remainder of the contemporary or frozen cherries into ¼’s and place in a bowl with the sugar
  16. Add the Kirshwasser and let macerate within the fridge in a single day OR if you’re not working forward, you possibly can rapidly simmer your entire combination over a really low warmth in a small sauce pot till the sugar dissolves
  17. Assemble the cake as proven within the video


Black Forest Cake needs to be saved within the fridge always. It is going to keep contemporary for as much as 5 days

WHIPPED CREAM:: Should you over whip the cream it can get grainy so watch out to only whip to delicate peaks. I discover that we’re so used to whipping cow cream that we’re searching for the identical outcomes, this isn’t the case right here, you’re going to get very delicate peaks, after which it can thicken over time & within the fridge on the completed truffles and even as you might be icing it, you will notice it will get extra stiff.

Should you DO over whip although, you possibly can add a tablespoon or two of soy milk and gently fold it in to loosen

**For the cussed event the place it simply is not going to whip, I’ve put your entire container again into the freezer and froze strong. Thawed within the fridge after which re-whipped with good outcomes. This after all will not be handy whenever you want it NOW! So I’m now within the behavior of making ready the cream 1 day forward, freezing bought after which thawing to whip simply to play it protected






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