- Posted March 27, 2014 by
March 28 - Black Forest Cake Day
The “Black Forest” portion of the name refers to the German mountain range, not because the cake originated there, but because the area manufactures the specialty liquor used in the original German recipe. While most American recipes don't require the alcohol, in Germany it is illegal to market the easy desserts as a true Black Forest cake without the liquor ingredient.
Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. Then the cake is decorated with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings.