National Black Forest Cake Day

March 28

When is National Black Forest Cake Day?

National Black Forest Cake Day happens on Thursday March 28, 2024.

Celebrate National Black-Forest Cake Day with a Delicious Treat!

March 28th is National Black-Forest Cake Day and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in this delicious and classic cake? The history of Black-Forest Cake dates back to the 16th century, but it’s still as popular today as it was then. Let’s take a look at what makes this cake so special.

What Is Black-Forest Cake?

Black-Forest cake is a popular German dessert that consists of several layers of chocolate sponge cake, cherries, whipped cream and kirschwasser (a clear brandy made from tart cherries). The final product is usually topped with chocolate shavings or grated chocolate. It’s an incredibly rich, sweet treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth!

This delectable dessert has been around since the 1500s when people used to make their own versions with fresh cherries. In the 19th century, bakers used canned cherries which allowed them to create even more elaborate versions of the cake. It was not until after World War II that Black-Forest Cake became popular outside Germany and the rest of Europe. This dessert has since become an international favorite thanks to its delicious taste and beautiful presentation.

The Origin of the Name “Black Forest”

The name “Black Forest” comes from Schwarzwald, which is the German word for the Black Forest region in southwestern Germany where this beloved dessert originated. The name was given due to its resemblance to the dark evergreen trees found in this region.

Whether you’re celebrating National Black-Forest Cake Day or just looking for a sweet treat, there are plenty of recipes out there for you to try your hand at making this delicious dessert from scratch! So gather up some ingredients and create your own unique version of this classic cake!

When does National Black Forest Cake Day happen next year?

National Black Forest Cake Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday March 28, 2025
  • Saturday March 28, 2026
  • Sunday March 28, 2027
  • Tuesday March 28, 2028
  • Wednesday March 28, 2029


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