The Black Forest Cake Mini Dessert Cups are dashing with layers of chocolate cake crumble, whipped cream and cherries. It's a simple and beautiful small version of our favorite classic cake in DLux mini dessert cups. It's extremely flavourful and delightful!
This recipe right here comes with a little hack. Sure, your 3 layer cake is beautiful but don't throw your cake scraps. Make this mini dessert cups version of black forest cake instead. It will take a few steps to make this but it's very simple and easy to follow.
Black Forest Cake Mini Dessert Cups
- 1 lb chocolate cake
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup cherry pie filling
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate shavings
- 1 cup cherries with stems
How to cook Black Forest Cake Mini Dessert Cups
- Crumble chocolate cake and set aside.
- Whip heavy cream and powdered sugar until it forms firm peaks.
- Fill about 1/2 inch of the mini cups with chocolate cake crumbles. Next, pipe whipped cream about 1/2 inch. Then add 1 tsp of cherry pie filling.
- Repeat layers. You will end up of 2 layers of each ingredient.
- Top with whipped cream and garnish with cherry and chocolate shavings.
- Chill for at least 2 hours and serve.
You can use any type of chocolate cake scraps but our team prefers the darkest and decadent type. Dutch-processed cocoa powder is our main ingredient to achieve this. It's called black after all. Keep chocolate moist by brushing it with simple syrup and let it sit for a few minutes before crumbling.
We use a simple combination of heavy cream and powdered sugar whipped into firm perfection. Always use cold cream as this is easier and faster to whip. The addition of powdered sugar adds a just moderate sweetness that compliments the chocolate cake crumbles.
Let's talk about cherries. We used a canned cherry pie filling for this recipe. Some may think it won't be fitting but the sweet-tart flavor of the cherry sauce completes its richness. Trust us that canned cherries did not only make the process easier but also more accessible. It's available all throughout the year, unlike fresh cherries. Make this party mini dessert cups any time of the year.
Imagine how your dessert table would look like with these mini dessert cups. Each guest will have their very own personal black forest cake. Not to mention its lovely color. Add a cherry on top (literally) to this mini dessert and it will be too pretty to eat. What's really lovely about DLux Mini Cups is it is transparent so can see those delightful layers. We all need this kind of dessert view.
Give this recipe a try and use our mini dessert cups for a unique look. The classic flavor combination just can't be beaten so make sure it's part of your next party menu!