Find out how to prepare a black forest, like chef Pierre Chauvet! A tasty layered chocolate cake, topped with a smooth cream and garnished with fresh cherries. A dessert that will appeal to all your guests!

the black forest cake



4 servings

Prep time

1 hour

Cooking time

20 minutes

Difficulty level



  • For the chocolate brownie:
  • 75 g 70% dark chocolate

  • 60 g Butter

  • 90 g Eggs

  • 75 g Sugar

  • 20 g Flour

  • 2 g baking powder

  • 1 pinch Salt

  • For the cream:
  • 300 g Liquid cream

  • 30 g Sugar

  • 1/4 Vanilla pod

  • For garnish :
  • 500 g Cherries

  • 25 g Chocolate shavings


  • Start this black forest recipe by mixing together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt, then stir in the eggs.
  • Melt the chocolate with the butter, let it cool for a few moments and add to the previous mixture.
  • Pour the dough into a buttered and floured mold, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 160 ° C.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cream. In the bowl of a beater, pour the very cold cream, the sugar and the vanilla beans removed from the pod using the blade of a knife. Let rise into a tight cream.
  • Pit the cherries and cut them in half. Reserve the prettiest for dressage.
  • Once the brownie is cooked and well cooled, cut it in three, thick. For the assembly, insert a slice of brownie with a little cream and a few pieces of cherries. Assemble the three layers. Finish with a layer of cream and decorate with whole cherries and large chocolate shavings. Keep cool before tasting.


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