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March 28 – National Black Forest Cake Day

Oh, yeah. I insisted on a black forest cake for my wedding!

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Black forest cake

National Black Forest Cake

Did you know:

  • Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer.
  • In some European traditions sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.
  • Traditionally, Kirschwasser (a clear liquor distilled from tart cherries) is added to the cake, although other liquors are also used
  • The cake is named not directly after the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) mountain range in southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liquor of that region, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) and distilled from tart cherries.
  • Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte was first mentioned in writing in 1934.

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7 thoughts on “March 28 – National Black Forest Cake Day

  1. Oh dear, liquor.

    I think Cimmy is more fastidious about dietary law than I am, but… well, I just don’t know. It looks so good, but, how boozy is it?

    1. I’ve never had a black forest cake that was boozy. I think you can add the cherry liqueur, but it’s not an intrinsic part of the cake. You’re clear to eat it!

      1. Yeah, I figured I shouldn’t have any problem, but Cimmy generally doesn’t like to eat anything that has coffee, alcohol, etc. as an ingredient.

        Yes, some people do want to keep kosher/halal that much 😉

      2. No problem with that. There are other wonderful treats in the world, although Black Forest Cake is a personal favorite of mine. Fortunately, it’s not the kind of thing you can just pick up at the grocery story. Otherwise, I’d weigh 500 pounds!

  2. Ah groan. The day I resolve to shed the 10 lbs that seems to have sneaked into the midsection, I see this post ! Not fair.

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