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Sweet News For March 28th! It's National Black Forest Cake Day!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

 

NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY: MARCH 28TH

 

March 28th is National Black Forest Cake Day, or Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte, as I grew up knowing it. Black Forest cake originated in Germany's Black Forest area. It's said that Black Forest cake originated as far back as the 1500's when chocolate was first available in Europe. Written recipes for Black Forest Cake did not become available till the early 1900's. It's considered the most "German" of all cakes.

 

This was my favorite cake as a child and it remains my favorite cake to this day. I can't think of anything better than layers of chocolate cake soaked in cherry kirsch, whipped cream, chocolate, and black cherries.

 

"You are my black forest cake... filled with dark red mature cherries and soft sweet whipped cream... always the perfect treat."

-- Farah Reza Naqvi

 

Black Forest cake was a birthday tradition in my home. We would travel across New York City with two subway transfers and a bus transfer to a German bakery on the border of Queens and Brooklyn to buy our cake. It felt like a pilgrimage each time we travelled to  Stahl's Pastry Shop in Ridgewood, Queens. Stahl's was an institution in an area of New York City that had many residents of German ancestry. Sadly it's closed now. 

 

Since I don't bake, I go the the Waldhorn Restaurant in Pineville for my Black Forest cake. I love that I can continue the family tradition of a Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte for birthdays. Since Pineville is less than five miles from my home, I don't need to travel far to get my "fix" of this German delicacy! You can also get your Black Forest Cake from Christine's Konditerei, specializing in German cakes and cookies and from Old World German Bakery in Rock Hill; 

 

"You are mine. Forget your diet just one day for me. Look at my cherry. Isn't it appealing to you? I know I'm irresistible. Just one bite will cause you no harm... ...The Black Forest Cake whispered."

-- Tarunima

 

NOT FAMILIAR WITH BLACK FOREST CAKE?

CHECK OUT THIS RECIPE ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN

 

 

"Friendships are like plum cakes, they are rich but not so sweet.

Best friends are like marble cakes, they are a bit more delicious.

But love my friend, is like a yummy black forest cake.

It keeps on getting better and better each time."

-- Eternal Lover

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I see that there is a slice missing from that cake, did you already eat a slice of it?  I could certainly go for a slice of that.

Mar 28, 2023 05:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England Yup! That was breakfast, Brian! :) Obviously I had to do a taste test!

Mar 28, 2023 05:46 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

We actually had a piece of this cake while we were in the Black Forest.  Back in my Military days. Bill 

Mar 28, 2023 05:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - East Valley well, I hope you enjoyed it in the Black Forest. Might be time for another slice here stateside, don't you think?

Mar 28, 2023 05:51 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

OMG, I can feel the cholesterol running through my veins just by looking at that cake. 

We had an Italian bakery that was legendary that was our Sunday morning and birthday destination. Ortone's pastry shop. The owners were 2 very Italian sisters.

Mar 28, 2023 06:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva good morning, Ed... I believe in allowing myself just about anything so long as it's in moderation... so I don't worry about the sugar, fat, etc. in something I really love to eat. I just enjoy.

Mar 28, 2023 06:25 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Such an appropriate post right after your celebration of your 29th

Mar 28, 2023 06:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Ed Silva LMAO, Ed! Even I admit to being 39!

girl laughing

Mar 28, 2023 06:38 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, that would be a hard pass for me, but then again, you were expecting that, right?

Mar 28, 2023 06:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox what can I say, Joan? You just don't know what deliciousness you're missing out on! :)

Mar 28, 2023 06:39 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

What a sweet memory, Nina. And, I love that you carry on the Black Forest Cake Birthday tradition.  I just had to look up how to pronounce Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte and I still can't say it. Maybe with some practice I could figure it out.

I am 1/4 German so maybe I need to take this up as a new birthday tradition, even if it is a little late in life.

Mar 28, 2023 06:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... come out to Charlotte and visit again and I'll teach you how to pronounce it correctly! As for anything being too late in life... no way! Just go for it!

Mar 28, 2023 06:52 AM
Carol Williams

Getting back to Charlotte is on my bucket list, Nina Hollander, Broker

Mar 28, 2023 06:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams you've got some golf courses to play here!

Mar 28, 2023 07:13 AM
Carol Williams

It's definitely going to have to be a longer stay next time, Nina Hollander, Broker.

Mar 28, 2023 07:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Carol Williams well, you know there's always a bed here for you!

Mar 28, 2023 07:40 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

That looks delicious Nina, and I'm sure there a few in my family that would enjoy a slice or two of this treat!

Mar 28, 2023 07:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... when it comes to Black Forest Cake I just don't know how anyone can resist! Except maybe Joan Cox 

Mar 28, 2023 07:14 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I can remember the first time I had a piece of Black Forest cake. I couldn't believe it and whenever we are out I look for it on the menu or in a bakery. My mother made great homemade chocolate cake but the Black Forest Cake was one that ranks right up there. 

Mar 28, 2023 10:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... don't see Black Forest Cake offered on many menus, unfortunately. And I'm just not enough of a baker to make my own.

Mar 28, 2023 12:08 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I do not need to be asked twice when it comes to partaking of black forest cake.

Mar 28, 2023 02:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... anyone who has to be asked twice needs to have their head examined! :)

Mar 28, 2023 03:22 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Husband makes a type of German chocolate cake with cherries soaked in rum. Of course being gluten intolerant, he uses non-wheat flour. Your photo looks delicious.

Mar 29, 2023 07:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Leanne Smith hi Leanne... sounds like a wonderful recipe... then again, I'm a sucker for most sweet things!

Mar 29, 2023 11:32 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Damn I missed this!  We served black forest cherry cake as our wedding cake - it was a very informal event when we were young and foolish.

Mar 30, 2023 07:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 good morning, Georgie... you might have been young and foolish as you said, but nothing foolish about serving black forest cherry cake! 

Mar 31, 2023 04:22 AM