September 18, 2015

Consisting of luscious layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherries, this decadent dessert is perfect for any special occasion. Black Forest cake originated in southwestern Germany and got its name from the specialty liquor of the region, which is distilled from tart cherries. Though Black Forest cake is the original recipe, there are many recipe variations that are equally delicious. Check out a few of our favorite Black Forest variations below.

 

Starting out with a package of devil’s food cake mix makes this recipe for

If you’re looking for a lighter and simpler version of Black Forest, these

Speaking of cheesecake, this

Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about this to-die-for Black Forest Trifle. This classic make-ahead layered dessert is ideal for entertaining. You can even make this a reduced-sugar trifle by using sugar-free chocolate cake, sugar-free pudding, frozen cherries, and whipped topping.