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Black Forest Loaf Cake!

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A Black Forest Loaf Cake is a delightful twist on the classic Black Forest Cake. This recipe combines rich chocolate cake, luscious cherry filling, and whipped cream for a decadent treat. Here’s how you can make a delicious Black Forest Loaf Cake:

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups buttermilk

For the Cherry Filling:

  • 2 cups pitted and halved fresh cherries (or canned cherry pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Garnish (Optional):

  • Chocolate shavings
  • Fresh cherries

Instructions:

1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Loaf Pan:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

2. Make Chocolate Cake:

  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another large bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.

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