Thursday, April 21, 2022

Devil's Black Forest Cake

This Devil's Black Forest Cake is a delicious, moist, decadent, and chocolatey cake with cherry flavors! This black forest is vegan, and non-alcoholic, and perfect for the family members to enjoy with kids!

This cake is made based on my favorite Chocolate Cake and has some modifications. This vegan cake is my inspiration to modify that into black forest cake. This cake is also easy to make. A little cherry slurry from the cherry mixture is added to the cake batter and the rest of the cherries are added in the bundt pan as a layer. The added cherry mixture makes the cake soft and moist! 

If you are wondering what a Devil's food cake is, then it is made with dark cocoa such that the cake is very dark in color. This is opposite to Angel food cake which is light in color. This is the theme for this bake and read further to know more about it.

When I was debating on the cake theme for today, I stumbled with lots of ideas. Luckily I had some dark unsweetened cocoa powder and these Maraschino cherries in my pantry. I was reluctant to go to a store to purchasing anything and wanted to create a delicious recipe using what I had. So I dropped the other ideas and thought of a black forest cake. 

This recipe doesn't have any alcohol. The thick syrup upon boiling the cherries is used in the cake to add flavor. These cherries were boiled with corn starch to thicken. A couple of cherry liqueur can be added if preferred. The boiled mixture also helped in preserving the cake's texture.

This cake can be decorated with a glaze, piping whipped cream and with chocolate curls, dusted with powdered sugar/cocoa, or serve as a naked cake like this. In addition, I served it with cherry sauce! Yes, I made a little sauce with another container of Maraschino cherries and the combination was YUM! I chose to serve with the cherry sauce to keep the Devil theme! And it worked out great!

Cherries are soon going to be there everywhere and check out some interesting and delicious fresh chery ideas. Iced Cherry Green Tea Latte is a perfect drink to sip in hot weather and uses cherry compote. Vegan Chocolate Cherry Muffins uses some compote and some dried cherries! When cherries are in season I make some compote to have it with toast too!

Fresh Cherry and Nectarine Crisp with Oat Strudel uses season's best fresh ripe cherries. Cherry and chocolate are divine combinations. They are amazing to be used together and these Cherry Almond Smoothie Bowl and Double Chocolate Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies are a must if you are a cherry lover.


#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page Rebekah is hosting this month and chose to do a theme of Angel or Devil Bundt cakes.  This was a super hit!



For the Cherry Layer

Maraschino cherries - 10-oz
Corn starch - 1 tbsp
Water - 2 tbsp

For the Cake

All-purpose flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 2/3 cups
Salt - 1/3 tsp
Soda - 2/3 tsp
Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
Oil - 1/4 cup
Vinegar - 1.5 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Cold water - 2/3 cups
Cherry mixture - from the above
Cherry slurry - 2 tbsp (from cherry mixture)


Add the cherries from the jar into a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Make a slurry of cornstarch and water, add it to the cherries, stir and continue to cook for 2 minutes, the mixture would become thick, let it cool.

Preheat the oven to350 degrees F.

Add the dry ingredients and sift them. Add the wet ingredients and two tablespoons of the thick liquid from cherry mixture. Beat well to incorporate air.

To a prepared bundt pan, add half the batter, add the cherry mixture and soread evenly. Top with the remaining batter. Tap gently.

Bake for 35-36 minutes. Cool completely. Invert the pan and release the cake.

The cake cane be served as such, or decorated with whipping cream or chocolate.

Check the links below for the Angel or Devil Themed Bundt cakes we shared today! Thanks, Rebekah!

Sneha’s Recipe: Black & White Pound Bundt 
 Patyco Candybar: Dark Angel Bundt Cake 
Magical Ingredients: Devil's Black Forest Bundt Cake 
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Devil's Bundt Cake 
All That's Left Are The Crumbs: Devil's Food Cake Bundt with Chili Caramel Sauce 
Making Miracles: The Devil's Mini Bundt Cakes 
Food Lust People Love: Lighter Lemon Pound Cake


  1. Love that pop of color from the cherries! I'm sure they add a lot of flavor to your super chocolate cake!

  2. The Angel Face will love this cake...she is a maraschino cherry nut.

  3. I love maraschino cherries they look delicious!

  4. OH my goodness I love this twist!! Look at all that delicious gooey moisture from the cherries!!

  5. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope you have a fabulous week!!

  6. So pretty! Must get out my bundt pan!

  7. Chocolate and cherry are my absolute favorite flavor combination and this looks heavenly!

  8. I love the flavor of chocolate and cherry together