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{black forest bundt cake}

Last Sunday when I met up with my mom to go to the flea market, we also decided we wanted to bake.
Unfortunately, if we don’t plan ahead, we are limited to using what we have on hand — all stores are closed on Sundays in Germany.

So, after raiding the cupboards and fridge, we came up with a different take on the black forest cake: A black forest bundt cake.

I’m partying here! ♥

{black forest bundt cake}

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a different take on a delicious black forest cake


  • 5 eggs
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 cup flour
  • 13 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • about 1.5 pounds sour cherries
  • some cornstarch
  • some lemon zest
  • some vanilla
  • 12 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 cup sugar
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour (we used cocoa powder) a bundt cake pan.
  2. Separate the eggs. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff.
  3. Slowly add the sugar to the beaten egg whites.
  4. Now add the egg yolks, then add the flour (mixed with baking powder), cocoa and cornstarch little by little.
  5. Bake for 35–40 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for about 10–15 minutes. Loosen edges, and remove to cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Combine cherries, cornstarch, lemon zest and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over low heat until thickened. Stirring constantly.
  7. Stir in about 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool before using.
  8. Combine whipping cream and sugar in a bowl. Beat at high speed until stiff.
  9. Mix the whipped cream with chocolate sprinkles.
  10. With a long serrated knife, cut the cake in three layers.
  11. Spread the bottom layer with 12 of the cream and 12 of the cherry mixture. Top with second layer and repeat.
  12. Cover with powdered sugar.
  13. Enjoy! ;)

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    Tuesday March 13th, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Wie cool ist das denn? Sieht sehr lecker aus.

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    Nana Diana
    Tuesday March 13th, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    OH MY GOSH! That looks AMAZING! Glad you had fun with your Mom! xo Diana

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    Tuesday March 13th, 2012 at 03:09 PM

    Neat idea, looks good! Visited from Tip Junkie!

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    Wednesday March 14th, 2012 at 05:21 PM

    What a scrumptious cake! I am so glad so made the Bundt, it s wonderful!

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    Q @ JAQS
    Wednesday March 14th, 2012 at 08:47 PM

    Sweet tooth overload! Definitely awesome..

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party :) -

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    Jacki O., Red-Headed Mommy
    Thursday March 15th, 2012 at 04:17 PM

    That looks simply awesome! And, I love a good bundt cake :) I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog–it’s just something a little fun if you’re interested!

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    Thursday March 15th, 2012 at 05:00 PM

    That looks so awesome and decadent. Black Forest Cake is my favourite!

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    Thursday March 15th, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    This looks amazing Vanessa.. LOVE..

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    Saturday March 17th, 2012 at 04:46 AM

    How beautiful! Black Forest Cake may just be my favorite cake, but I’ve never made it. I love this idea of using a bundt.

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    Sunday March 18th, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Oh that looks so good!

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    Sunday March 18th, 2012 at 03:28 AM

    That looks amazing!!! WOW! Megan

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday March 18th, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Mmmmm, please Vanessa, send me a piece by mail? :)

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    Sinea Pies
    Monday March 19th, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    This bundt cake looks so good. Love the little flower in the photo. It makes everything look SO nice!

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    Just Winging It
    Monday March 19th, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

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    Monday March 19th, 2012 at 02:13 AM

    This looks delish…I am interest to know how you served it! Looks like it would be messy to cut and serve! :-)

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    JUne Lister
    Monday March 19th, 2012 at 08:56 PM

    Love your blog — I will make your Bundt cake ASAP.…..It looks divine.….Thanks for posting the recipe.….

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    Monday March 19th, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Thanks for that yummy Idea. I made it different before but I will still add some Kirchwasser ( Cherry Brandy)

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    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Mmm this looks absolutely amazing! What a beautiful photo too!

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    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 04:09 PM

    Thank you for this wonderful inspiring post! Just tried it out with the kids and it was delicious!

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    Q @ JAQS
    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 05:34 PM

    Thank you for visiting JAQS Studio’s “Made by ME” Linky Party Wednesdays. I featured your project this week :)

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    Tuesday March 20th, 2012 at 09:46 PM

    Looks AMAZING! Thank you for sharing at Funday Sunday! Hope to see you back next week!

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    Wednesday March 21st, 2012 at 02:06 AM

    That cake looks beautiful! I have very fond memories of cake shops in Germany !! Black forest gateaux was always a favourite!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Friday March 23rd, 2012 at 08:02 AM

    Never tried black forest in bundt…Unique! makes me want to really try.

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    Saturday March 24th, 2012 at 03:42 PM

    THAT is a thing of beauty…

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    Four Sisters
    Friday March 30th, 2012 at 05:54 AM

    All that I have to say is.. YUM!

    Thanks for linking up at Beautify It Monday!

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    Saturday April 7th, 2012 at 04:53 AM

    Oh YUM!!! My mouth is literally watering!!

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    Wednesday May 16th, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Black Forest Cake may just be my favorite cake, but I’ve never made it. That looks amazing!! I like this blogs.
    Thanks you.

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    Friday April 28th, 2017 at 06:26 AM

    We were excited to try this recipe- the photos are stunning! So, we tried it twice actually at my house, with a different baker each time, and the cake part turned out strange both times. The 1st time it came out of the oven only 1.5 inches tall, very strange for a bundt cake. The 2nd time it was maybe 3 inches tall, which is still oddly short. And both times the cake was grainy, unsweet, and dry (dry even though they were both pulled out of the oven much, much earlier than called for.) I’m not ruling out that we messed things up on our end, but is it possible that there’s a typo in the list of ingredients? I’m especially curious about the 13 c of cornstarch. Thank you!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 09:38 PM

      I am so sorry the cake didn’t turn out right for you.
      I have to admit that I did bake the cake in Germany, so I hope the ingredients don’t differ too much. Maybe there is a difference in the flour or baking powder?
      Again, I apologize for those failed attempts. I know that must have been frustrating..
      All the best and greetings from Germany,

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    Friday November 17th, 2017 at 01:43 PM

    I tried the recipe as well and it didnt quite turn out as well. It was dry and unsweet. Moreover, I had many questions whilst baking- you mention sugar twice in the ingredients list but the recipe requires inclusion of sugar at three places (could that be an error), do you fold in or whisk in the flour intO the egg mix? Many such questions. It didnt work for me, so disappointing as this cake looked gorg in the pic.

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