Black Forrest Cake with Ganache Frosting

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Black Forrest Cake with Ganache Frosting

I made a fluffy Chocolate Ganache Frosting for this!

If you haven’t tasted Chocolate Ganache frosting, you’re missing out on an amazing taste!


I’ve never had a Black Forest Cake before, I had no idea what I was missing! Cherries and chocolate ganache are so delicious! This was actually pretty easy to make and the frosting goes on so easy.


4.9 from 7 reviews
Black Forrest Cake with Ganache Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
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This Black Forrest Cake with Ganache Frosting is delicious! It's easy to make and so easy to get the frosting on evenly and so pretty. See the Gif!
  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Eggs, Water, Oil for the Mix
  • Ganache -
  • 1¼ Cups Heavy cream
  • 12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teasp Vanilla (Or whatever flavoring you'd like)
  • 2 Cans Cherry Pie Filling
  • Small Whipped cream
  1. Mix cake according to directions
  2. Spray and Flour pans, cut round pieces of parchment paper out for the bottoms
  3. Bake cake in two 8 or 9" round pans
  4. Then put on racks to cool all the way
  5. Ganache -
  6. Place the choc chips in a bowl
  7. Heat the cream in a pan just until it starts to boil
  8. Then pour over the choc chips
  9. Let sit for 10 mins
  10. Then whisk it together
  11. It'll be very thin. To get it thicker for frosting, place in refrigerator for 30 - 60 mins. Just check it after a half hour and see if it's thick enough to frost with.
  12. Whip the small whip cream with your mixer until stiff peaks form
  13. Put a layer of the cake on your tray and ice with some whipped cream and some of the cherries
  14. Then place the other cake layer on, and Ice the top and sides with the chocolate ganache.
  15. Pipe some whipped cream around the edge of the top
  16. Place a lot of cherries on the top
  17. ENJOY!


I made this the easy way, with the box cake mix and the canned cherries. You can always find a homemade way to do both of those. It really tastes delicious though!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! Thank you for stopping by! Please leave a comment with any suggestions or questions. I love hearing from everyone! Have a great day!

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37 comments on “Black Forrest Cake with Ganache Frosting
  1. M.Clark says:

    This Black Forrest Cake with Ganache Frosting looks amazing. I cannot wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  2. Cristy Ridey says:

    This looks amazing! It would be a beautiful cake to make for the holidays.

  3. Vesper Meikle says:

    looks good though I have never used a cake mix before ( couldn’t see my previous comment)

  4. Vesper Meikle says:

    love desserts though I have never used cake mix- looks good though

  5. I’m not a big dessert eater, but I dearly love a good black forrest cake. And with those cherries. Yum! and Pinned.
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  6. Melinda Stephens says:

    I know what cake I want for my birthday this year.

  7. This looks so delicious. Thanks for linking to Pintaistic Pinteresting Party.
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  8. Alicia Hewitt says:

    This sounds and looks delicious!!

  9. RICHARD+HICKS says:

    I’ll take 2 slices! Want to make this delish cake!

  10. Ronald G says:

    There are 2 sad parts to this story 1) I don’t know what ganache is….so I will trust you
    2) I am a 63 year old bachelor who is going to have to try baking this himself……it looks delicious
    thank you

  11. Irene Newstead says:

    Well, there goes my diet. This looks so good I just have to make it.

  12. Charissa N. says:

    This sounds and looks amazing! I am definitely going to have to try to make this for my boyfriend. Black forest cake is his favorite.

  13. Trish F says:

    This looks so delicious! Chocolate is my favorite food group. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Camdide says:

    When I was a kid I used to want to be a chocloatier. No joke.

  15. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    Holy moly this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Kathy Lausche says:

    Oh this looks so good! I’m going to send this recipe to my brother and beg him to make it. He is the baker in our family.

  17. Shannon says:

    Dang this this looks so yummy. Thank you for sharing this cake with us.

  18. Dan Goodrich says:

    This looks INCREDIBLE!

  19. Kamla L. says:

    YUM, YUM and Double YUM! The chocolate addict in me is drooling. The presentation is so stunning almost makes you sorry to cut into it…almost. 🙂

  20. Deb P says:

    Looks so yummmmy, my- all- my.

  21. Barrie says:

    THis sounds so delish and looks mouthwatering! It’s so easy that I can do this too! LOL

  22. Jeane Campbell says:

    Yep, my hubby would be wild for this cake. It even sounds yummy!

  23. Nena Sinclair says:

    Yum! Black Forrest came is the best cake ever!!

  24. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This looks so good and I love the sound of the ganache icing. I lived in German for many, many years so Black Forest Cake is well known to me and this one would suit my taste buds extremely well I’m afraid (oh those calories!!)

  25. Jennifer Hiles says:

    It looks absolutely fantastic. This is probably sad but I’m not sure what ganache is? Either way, I would love to get my hands on a piece of this!

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for that comment! Ganache is made from heavy cream and chocolate chips, that’s it! It’s so easy and just so good! The recipe for it, is in that post with the Black Forrest Cake.

  26. joann tompkins winborn says:

    OMG that looks so delicious and fattening!

  27. Cami says:

    This cake looks so yummy and so pretty! I love chocolate and cherries together.

  28. Dorothy Teel says:

    Now this looks delicious and I could also make it with gluten free cake mix and the frosting ganache looks wonderful and you cannot go wrong with cherries, it is pinned and I am going to try it in next week when my kids and families all come for a visit, thank you for this post, it looks yummy

  29. Sarah Hayes says:

    I have never tried this recipe before but it looks so good. I love chocolate

  30. Marthalynn says:

    OH yum!!! What a beautiful cake! I love that you used cake mix and canned cherries. I’m all for baking from scratch, but it’s nice to know that are excellent options for those times when you’re busy or don’t feel like making a big mess in the kitchen.

  31. Michelle james says:

    Yum this cake sounds amazing!

  32. Carie Spence says:

    What a beautiful and delicious looking cake! Yum! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest board.
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