With the popularity of this German dessert, many people are wondering what they can use in place of kirsch, the cherry liqueur traditionally used to flavor black forest cake. If you want to make a black forest cake but don’t want to use any alcohol at all, you can substitute some almond extract for the kirsch. Additionally, a combination of orange juice, vanilla extract and cocoa powder creates a rich and flavorful cake that’s also gluten-free.
What can I use in place of kirsch in black forest cake?
Almond extract: Substitute this flavorful almond-flavored extract for the kirsch in your recipe. It will give your cake a sweet and yummy taste, without the alcohol.
Orange juice, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder: By mixing orange juice, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder together in equal parts, you can create a delectable black forest cake that is also gluten-free.
Cream cheese frosting: Cream cheese frosting is typically used to top cakes like black forest cake, but it’s also delicious on its own!
Use almond extract instead of kirsch
Almond extract is a great alternative to kirsch if you’re looking for something that doesn’t have an alcohol content. It also has a hint of almond flavor which provides a lighter taste than the cherry liqueur.
Combine orange juice, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder to flavor the cake.
The black forest cake is a German dessert that’s traditionally made with cherry liqueur and whipped cream. If you don’t want to use alcohol in your black forest cake, substitute some almond extract for the kirsch.
To make this gluten-free, combine orange juice, vanilla extract and cocoa powder in a bowl until the mixture is smooth and then pour it over the batter. You can also add in cherries or pieces of chocolate.