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Vegan 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.


For the cake layers

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • In a bowl add the water, baking soda, cocoa powder, and mix with a hand whisk until the cocoa powder is dissolved.
  • Add the sugar, seed oil, vanilla extract, cognac, and mix until the sugar melts.
  • In a bowl add the baking powder, flour, the couverture finely chopped, and mix with a spoon.
  • Add the flour into the bowl with the sugar, and mix with a serving spoon until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Spread margarine and cocoa powder in two 20 cm round cake pans and divide the mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool well, covered with a towel, or refrigerate them.

For the buttercream

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the margarine, cocoa powder, icing sugar, vanilla extract, liqueur, and beat with the paddle attachment at medium speed until there is a smooth cream.

To assemble

  • Drain the spoon sweet and set the sour cherries aside. Add the cognac into the syrup and set aside.
  • Cut a piece of parchment paper into three strips and place them on the base of the serving platter.
  • Add a little buttercream at the center of the platter and place the first cake layer onto it. Cut its upper part with a serrated knife in order to flatten its surface.
  • With a pastry brush, spread half of the syrup over the whole cake layer. Spread half of the sour cherries, half of the grated couverture, and the 1/3 of the buttercream.
  • Flatten the surface of the second cake layer and place it on top of the first one.
  • Drizzle with the rest of the syrup, add the remaining buttercream, and cover the whole surface and the sides of the cake. Spread the remaining couverture and the sour cherries.
  • Decorate the top and the sides of the cake with the grated couverture, remove the parchment paper strips, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
44 %


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)
77 %

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)
75 %

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)
32 %


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)
64 %


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)
13 %


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)
23 %


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)
18 %


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.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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

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