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{black forest waffle cake}


Black forest cake is a classic over here in Germany, but this version has a little twist to it — it’s made with chocolate waffles. Yum!

It’s a quick and easy alternative to serving just plain waffles and is sure to be a hit with your guests.


Can you believe it took me 2 12 years to post this recipe?!
I don’t even know why I kept this deliciousness from you for so long. So, let’s not wait any longer. ;)





Black Forest Waffle Cake

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Serves: 4


  • 1 jar red tart cherries
  • some clove powder
  • some lemon zest
  • sugar to taste
  • some corn starch
  • 14 cups sliced almonds
  • some sugar
  • 13 cup butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • some vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 12 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 7 oz milk
  • 7 oz cream
  • some vanilla



Bring the cherries, with clove powder, lemon zest and sugar to a boil.


Add the cornstarch little by little until you have a pudding like texture. Put Cool before using.


Caramelize the almond slices with sugar in a hot skillet.


Beat the butter with sugar, eggs, a pinch of salt and some vanilla until creamy.


Lastly, add the flour, baking powder, cocoa and milk.


Bake the waffles in a hot waffle iron and set the waffles aside to cool down.


Whip the cream and some vanilla until stiff.


Alternate waffle, cream, cherries, waffle, … Decorate with the caramelized almonds and powdered sugar


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  • Reply
    Twin Pickle
    Wednesday September 21st, 2016 at 09:20 PM

    Looks totally delicious!! I look forward to trying it :)

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    Sunday September 25th, 2016 at 03:30 PM

    Boy, did I pin this recipe fast, Vanessa. Can’t wait to make it:).

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    Sunday September 25th, 2016 at 06:00 PM

    What a fun and unique presentation!
    I’m excited to try it soon!
    Beautiful photos!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday September 25th, 2016 at 09:19 PM

      Thank you so much for your comment-love, Michelle! :)
      I hope you’ll like the waffle cake!
      XO’s from Germany,

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    Monday September 26th, 2016 at 04:22 AM

    I SO wish I would not have seen this cake…I literally cannot go to sleep now. Ha! I. Need. This. Cake. In. My. Life. ASAP! Your photos are gorgeous and totally have my drooling, girl :) Fabulous recipe!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday September 27th, 2016 at 08:03 PM

      Haha, you’re funny!! :)
      Thank you SO much for your funny and super sweet comment, Sammi!
      I hope you’re having fantastic week!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Friday October 21st, 2016 at 08:43 PM

    Oh dear this is torture!! I want one of these so badly now but we don’t have a waffle maker :( It will get pinned for later so I can make one once we finally get that darn waffle maker.

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