On March 28, 2024 dessert comes along in a German shape because it’s Black Forest Cake Day. That is a tasty torte from Germany where it is called “Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte”. The Black Forest is a largely forested mountain range region in the southwest of Germany where they brew famous cherry liquor, which gave the cake its name. This food holiday is sometimes also called National Black Forest Cake Day.
A traditional black forest cake is made of three chocolate cake plates with shipped cream and cherries in between. On its top and on the sides it is also decorated with more whipped cream and cherries. In Germany, there is most often the black Forest cherry liquor added, but in other countries the cake normally comes along without any alcohol. If that clear strong liquor from the Black Forest is missing, the torte may not be called by its German name. However, with or without the cherry liquor this torte is worth a delicious sin on Black Forest Cake Day!