Definition of Black Forest cake in English:

Black Forest cake


  • A chocolate sponge cake with layers of morello cherries or cherry jam and whipped cream and topped with chocolate icing.

    • ‘We finished with some Black Forest cake, which is made by Pet herself, as is the German bread that was served with the goulash.’
    • ‘The birthday table next to us ordered just one candle-decorated slice of Black Forest gateau to share amongst everyone, it seemed.’
    • ‘When I ordered the Black Forest gateau, the waiter had to tell me that it was ‘very, very’ sweet, in case it was too extreme for my taste.’
    • ‘Alicia ordered a pot of tea and a slice of Black Forest cake.’
    • ‘A refrigerated cabinet in one corner holds desserts, with items like Black Forest cakes on display on our evening.’


Black Forest, a translation of German Schwarzwald, the name of a forested area in southwestern Germany.