Hungry Like the Wolf: My Search for the Best Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest!
I began a crusade to find the best Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest!
How’s a girl supposed to find the staying power to manage such Herculean feats? By eating Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte of course! That’s right, y’all. While driving the famed Fairy Tale Route, I began a crusade to find the best Black Forest Cake in the Black Forest!
Kirschwässer, or Kirsch, is a clear, colorless cherry brandy distilled from the tart cherries originally grown in the Black Forest regions of Germany.
And we’re off!
Winner: Cafe König, Baden Baden. Impossibly light and unmistakably chocolate, the super-boozy cherries put Cafe König firmly into the winner’s circle. Yes, if Hansel and Gretel had stumbled across a house made of cake instead of candy, this would be it. 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺
Winner: Cafe Konig, Baden Baden 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺
Cafe Rahn, Alsfeld
Tie, Runner-up: Cafe Bach, Bad Wildungen. Boozy cherries, buttery crust and beautiful ribbons of chocolate placed around the entire top of the cake makes this slice a must-try! If you can’t make it all the way out to Bad Wildungen, at this writing, Cafe Bach also has a storefront in Kassel. 🐺🐺🐺🐺
Tie, Runner-up: Cafe Bach, Bad Wildungen
Zimt & Zucker, Hann. Munden
Cafe Am Markt, Marburg
Cron & Lanz, Gottingen
Cafe Schien, Hanau
And, while my search has come to an end this year, worry not, y’all. Rest assured, I’ll still be as hungry as a wolf for Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte when I return. Until then, stay sweet and travel happy! x, Sandy