Black Forest Cheesecake

December 18, 2018Sew White
black forest cheesecake

This Black Forest Cheesecake is a super collaboration of cherries, blueberries and blackberries with chopped up dark chocolate on a creamy cheesecake.

Black Forest Cheesecake is just incredible. I absolutely loved making this cheesecake and loved it even more when I ate it. The rich fruit mixed with the chocolate on top of a cool creamy cheesecake is a dream come true. These iconic flavours are super together and I take any opportunity to use them. Plus as you can see it is absolutely gorgeous.

Black Forest Cheesecake with chopped chocolate sprinkled on top

Just look at how beautiful this cheesecake is! You definitely will want a big slice.

Black Forest Cheesecake ready to be served

To get the beautiful chocolate shards on top I used a knife and cut at a chocolate bar on the diagonal. You get the beautiful looking chocolate crumbs. It produces a wonderful mix of the large and little shards of chocolate which stand out so beautifully against the soft fruit.

Sprinkling the chocolate on top was a beautiful moment and looked great when serving. Everyone wanted a little extra chocolate once it was sliced up however it was mostly me. This pudding was superb and has been incredibly popular with my friends and family. It’s the most requested at the moment for any party or just when cheesecake is the only thing that will do.

sprinkling chopped chocolate on the Black Forest Cheesecake

Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe

black forest cheesecake
5 from 6 votes

Black Forest Cheesecake

This Black Forest Cheesecake is a super collaboration of cherries, blueberries and blackberries with chopped up dark chocolate on a creamy cheesecake.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, English, International
Keyword Black Forest Cheesecake, Black forest no bake cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Fridge Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 300 kcal
Author Sisley White


  • 45 g Unsalted butter
  • 150 g Bourbon biscuits
  • 300 g Soft cream cheese
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 410 g black cherry fruit filling tin
  • 150 g Blackberries
  • 125 g blueberries
  • 1 lime
  • 60 g dark chocolate


Making the black forest topping

  1. Place the tinned cherries, blueberries and blackberries in a saucepan. Along with the fresh lime juice.

  2. On a low heat allow the mix to reduce down. Keep an eye on the mix and stir regularly.

  3. Once the fruit has started mushing down slightly remove from the heat and allow to cool.

The Cheesecake

  1. Lightly grease an 6 inch loose base cake tin. (I also added a greaseproof paper circle at the bottom to help it off the base later).
  2. Melt the butter gently in the microwave or in a pan and then take off the heat.
  3. Crush the bourbon biscuits in a food processor, or put it in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method).
  4. Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  5. Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down to make a hard layer. Place the cake tin in the fridge and leave to harden while you make the cream layer.
  6. In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.
  7. In a new bowl lightly whip the double cream until it starts to thicken.
  8. Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.
  9. Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add the cream cheese to the base and put back into the fridge to set. It takes roughly about 45-60 minutes.
  10. Remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a plate. Spoon the cool cherry mix over the top.

  11. Chop the chocolate on the diagonal creating the beautiful flakes. Sprinkle on the cheesecake and serve.

the most perfect Black Forest Cheesecake

How gorgeous does this look! I think the reason is looks so good and is so pleasing is because it was so easy to create.

Making the black forest topping was easy to create. Pop the ingredients in a pan and allow the fruits to soften on a low heat. Remove and allow to cool. Easy. The addition of lime to the fruit adds a little sharpness to counteract the sweetness of cherries.

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  • Lucy

    December 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    This looks so beautiful and I love how easy it is to make too! The perfect Christmas dessert.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      December 20, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you, that’s so kind x

  • Anna | Serving Dumplings

    December 20, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    This is such an incredible cheesecake! I would love a slice!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      December 20, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      You are always welcome to come and enjoy a slice if you’re near by

  • Choclette

    December 20, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Ooh Sisley, you are such a temptress. Love a good Black Forest cake, but I reckon this is even better – it looks divine. Wishing you a Merry Merry Christmas.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      December 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      You are too kind. So sweet to say. Merry Christmas x

  • Jo Allison / Jo’s Kitchen Larder

    December 20, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I don’t think I could share this cheesecake with anyone! The flavours are beautiful and so fitting during the festive/winter season. Creamy cheesecake against cherry/berries filling and all that dark chocolate… Heaven! 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      December 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Aww that is so nice of you to say 🙂

  • Mandy

    December 21, 2018 at 11:50 am

    This looks so pretty! It would make a lovely alternative to Christmas pudding – yum!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      December 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you Mandy. I love how easy it was to decorate and how beautiful it looked.

  • Samuel Turner

    December 1, 2019 at 9:58 am

    This is an amazing cheesecake5 stars

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