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Black Forest with Caramelized Rum Cherries

Looking through my recipes I found a Cherry Black Forest Cake which I did not manage to post last year, so I thought I should share it with you now that the cherry season is here.

I have posted similar recipes in the past, so I am just going to give you the links.

Cherry Black Forest, Recipe by Ivy

You will need:

1 sponge cake with cocoa

Double dose chantilly

Caramelized Rum Cherries ( see recipe below) or Cherry Compote or Cherry Spoon Sweet

Grated Couverture Chocolate


Prepare the sponge cake in a spring form baking tin.  When it cools divide it in two parts and wet both with some of the cherry syrup.

Put the ring of the spring form back on the cake again and add half of the whipped cream and some cherries.  Cover with the second sponge and refrigerate.

With the remaining cherries prepare the jelly.   If you are using spoon sweet, dissolve the syrup with some water, so that it is not too sweet.  To make the jelly you will need for 1/2 litre fruit and syrup, 6 gelatine leaves or 1 sachet gelatine powder.   See how I have made it here.

Leave the jelly at room temperature until it begins to cool and set.  Pour on top of the cake and refrigerate again until it sets.

Remove the spring form and decorate with the remaining whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Caramelized Rum Cherries, Recipe by Ivy


1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons rum

30 – 40 cherries pitted


In a non stick frying pan add sugar, lemon juice and rum and mix continuously for a few minutes until the sugar melts and begins to caramelize.  Add the cherries and mix continuously for about five minutes.

Whiλe it is still hot prepare the jelly.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!

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20 Responses

  1. This rum cherries is probably amazing on some good home made vanilla ice cream, I bet.
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  2. Wow Ivy! You've done your magic again 🙂 I love black forest!
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  3. Mmmhhh, so delicious! I love Blackforrest Cake!


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  4. .. seeing your post, made me crave for a slice of your gorgeous black forest cake…the cherries must have been amazing here!

  5. looks very good

  6. May your hands be blessed…you know the Greek saying! You are truly a great cake baker Ivy…those cherries look divine!
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  7. quel délice mon amie ivy!!!!
    une gourmandise à ne pas rater, j'adore
    bonne journée
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  8. Oh my…that looks simply divine!!!!
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  9. Ivy, Black Forest cake that looks awesome! Like the two earlier salads. Those awards we gave all, so please you serve, especially as I admire you very much for what you do.
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  10. What a gorgeous cake Ivy. Love those deep, dark cherries over top. Irresistible!

  11. Une forêt noire très chic. j'aime beaucoup.
    A bientôt et bonne semaine.

  12. Your cakes are immaculate, but just *2* tablespoons of rum?! Ella re Ivy 😉 Jeez, I've never actually had a home-made black forest before, you've intrigued me to make this!

  13. That is one good looking cake! I love the topping! 🙂
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  14. hi ivy the photos are just mouthwatering !! Pierre

  15. My favorite dessert. Your cake looks wonderful!

  16. Cakelaw

    Ivy, you don't know what you are doing to me – I am looking at this fab cake and desperately want a slice, but I know that it cannot be!

  17. […] make a cake with them but this year being on a diet I do not make desserts often,  (the previous one I posted was a recipe from last year), and I really miss […]

  18. That cake looks so good! I could go for a slice of it right now for breakfast!

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