Black Forest Cake

Dark rich chocolate cake layered with a cherry filling.

Black Forest Cake

Meredith Stewart
Dark chocolate caked layered with cherry filling.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 8



  • 3/4 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup soya flour sorghum flour may be substituted
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp plain gelatin
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup soya milk powder or regular milk powder
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil of your choice
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp almond flavoring


  • 1-14 ounce can GF cherry pie filling


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp finely ground coffee beans
  • 6 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • Soy or almond milk


  • For Cakes: Combine all the ingredients in mixing bowl in the given order. With electric mixer blend until all ingredients are mixed. Beat on high for 5 minutes. The batter will be thin.
  • Pour equal amounts of batter into 3 greased 8-inch round cake pans, and bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes clean. Let stand in pan for five minutes to cool. Carefully remove cake from pans. Cool on wire rack. Level cakes with a knife if needed, so they fit flat together.
  • For Filling; liberally spread pie filling over bottom and middle layer.
  • For icing; mix all ingredients and add enough soy or almond milk to combine. Beat with electric beater until smooth and glossy. Spread over filling layers, then stack cakes.
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