Celebrating National Black Forest Cake Day with this picture-perfect illustration from Chris O’Leary! ? Black Forest cake is the English name for the German dessert Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, meaning “Black Forest cherry torte.” The cake is named after the specialty liquor (Schwarzwalder Kirschwasser) of the region of the Black Forest.
You get to celebrate this dayt by eating Black Forest Cake, in any of the dozens of varieties that this delicious chocolate treat can come in. While the Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte has a very specific recipe, there is always room for variation when you’re eating a Black Forest Cake! Maraschino cherries are without question a popular selection for this, but you can also make it with Rainier Cherries for a sweeter flavor, or the dark red cherries that are traditional for a tarter, more striking taste. Black Forest Cake Day is your chance to indulge yourself in this German delicacy.