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Vegetarian Black Forest Cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Vegan Diet

    Diet based on vegetables, legumes and green leaves. It excludes foods such as meat, fish, mollusks, dairy products, eggs, honey and their by-products.

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

Vegetarian Black Forest Cake


For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Whisk the water, baking soda and cocoa powder in a bowl, until the cocoa dissolves completely.
  • Add the sugar, sunflower oil, vanilla and cognac. Whisk until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • In another bowl combine the coarsely chopped couverture, flour and baking powder and add it to the mixture. Mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  • Grease a 22 cm spring form pan and dust with cocoa powder and add the batter.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. To make sure it is done, insert the blade of a knife in the center of the cake. If it comes out dry and clean, it is ready.
  • Remove from oven, cover with a towel and set it aside to cool for ½ an hour.
  • Then, use a serrated knife to cut it in to 3 equal layers. Set aside until needed.

For the glaze

  • Beat the cocoa powder, icing sugar and margarine in a mixer, on low speed using the paddle attachment.
  • When all of the ingredients are completely combined, stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the vanilla and cognac. Beat until the mixture takes on a soft texture. Set aside until needed.

For the syrup

  • Combine the maple syrup and cognac in a bowl.

Το assemble

  • Spread some of the glaze in the center of a serving platter so that the cake can stick to platter. Cover with the first layer of cake.
  • Drizzle some syrup over it and spread 1/3 of the glaze.
  • Spread ½ of the jam over the glaze.
  • Cover with the next layer of cake and repeat the exact same process, by adding syrup, glaze and jam.
  • Cover with the final layer of cake and spread the remaining glaze over it, smoothing it nicely.
  • Decorate with chocolate gratings or shavings.
  • Serve! 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
51 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
70 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
65 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
48 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
104 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
14 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
26 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
25 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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