I grew up at the foothills of the Black Forest where "Black Forest Cakes" is a MUST or let's say "part of the culture". During my childhood, there was always someone who would bring a Black Forest Cake to our family celebrations. The downside though, the classic Black Forest Cake contains much more dairy and sugar than my skin today. Therefore, a "healthy remake" had been on my ToDo list forever.
How the cake turned out veggie? Well.. I used my favorite Sweet Potato Brownie recipe as a base, topped it with a delicious coconut cream and finished it off with a super refreshing cherry-chia mix, made with fresh cherries and 100% Black Chocolate sprinkles. Sounds too good to be true? Nope - It isn't. This Veggie Vegan Black Forest Cake is the perfect guilt-free dessert for a special occasion.
1. Mini Cake Forms to form the mini tarts. Of course, only if you want to make the mini tarts. Alternatively, you can also make one large round cake.
2. High quality and ideally organic ingredients. Especially when it comes to chocolate, I wouldn't go cheap. For the cacao powder, I recommend to use a high quality dark chocolate powder, such as this organic one from Sevenhills Wholefoods.The same holds true for the cherries and the coconut milk. Make sure to purchase milk and cherries from brands which are flavorful and pesticide-free. The flavor difference is immense as we barely add any sugar (and if so only natural sugar) to the mix.
3. Time! This cake isn't the easiest and definitely not recommendable if you're searching for a quick and easy last minute cake. However, if you have a little free time before a visit or an event, I highly recommend you to give them a try. They will definitely become a conversation topic amongst your guests.
Now, let's get baking and have fun! :)
I hope you enjoy the "Veggie Vegan Black Forest Cake" as much as I do. Like always, I would love to see your delicious results and repost them on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.