Authentic Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwald Kirsch Kuchen)
4340 mins (prep 4320, cooking 20)
17 ingredients
1 servings
As a German woman, it breaks my heart to see all of these 'black forest cakes' in North America made with sickeningly sweet icing and gross cherry pie filling.This cake isn't meant to be very sweet but is rather a dessert for adults with deep rich flavours and enough alcohol to make your head spin! If you cannot get fresh cherries you can use canned Bing cherries but please do not use cherry pie filling because it will take away from the authentic taste of the cake. If can't find Kirsch do not use another type of alcohol because it will not turn out the same - instead use cherry juice. Because of the high alcohol content only serve this to adults.

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Serving Size (2166.8 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 7639.63 Calories from Fat 2142.18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 238.02g 366.18%
Saturated Fat 103.32g 516.6%
Trans Fat 19.45g %
Cholesterol 315.18mg 105.06%
Sodium 4864.67mg 202.69%
Total Carbohydrate 1344.34g 448.11%
Dietary Fiber 24.7 g 98.82%
Sugars 1128.81 g %
Protein 56.02g 112.05%
Vitamin A 3618.62IU% Vitamin C 1.69mg%
Calcium 931.65mg% Iron 18.92mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pinch salt, fresh black cherries, heavy whipping cream, shaved dark chocolate