Every year March 28th is celebrated as “National Black Forest Cake Day”. The day observes the celebration of the delicious dessert. In general, the bakers layer several sheets of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer to make Black Forest cake. The top of the cake contains chocolate shreds and cherries.
The name of the cake originated from the German dessert Schwarzwald Kirschtorte, which means Black Forest cherry torte. Historians believe that the black forest cake originated from Black Forest Region(Der Schwarzwald) in Germany in the 16th century. The name Schwarzwald recalls the darkness and mystery from the romantic German concept of forest loneliness. The region is known for its sour cherries and Kirsch. In this era, chocolate was first transformed into some cakes and cookies. On combining these cherries with German chocolate, one gets a wonderful chocolate confection with cream and cherries.
Another idea of the name is a woman in traditional costume from Black forest. The dress was black and the blouse is white and the hat has red pom-poms that looked like cherries.
How to celebrate?
The celebration of the “National Black Forest Cake Day” is unsuccessful without eating it. The options for celebration have many varieties and come up with some creative ideas and enjoy varieties like black forest cheesecake, black forest ice-cream sundaes, black forest cake roll, black forest yoghurt. You can also make and share a Black Forest cake with friends or attend a black forest festival. Volunteering at a bakery on this day can be a good gesture. You can also buy some cake or pastries and distribute them in orphanages or homeless shelters.
Recipe of Black Forest Cake
The cake is a heavenly mix of two flavours- chocolate and vanilla with a garnish of chocolate shreds and cherry at the top of whipped cream. Consequently, follow all the steps in the recipe and you’ll get a delicious cake.