How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake For Afternoon Tea

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How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70’s Style. Hello friends. So how are you today?

Black Forest Cheesecake, how yummy!? This is a wonderful twist on the classic 70’s cake. It looks very complicated and technical – but it isn’t. So why not give it a go!?

Indulge in the rich and decadent flavours of this Black Forest Cheesecake. Made with a creamy filling, tangy cherry topping, and a tasty ganache, this dessert is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Perfect for any occasion, make now and treat yourself to a slice of heaven.

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70's Style.

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake:

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“A day without cheesecake is like a day without sunshine.”

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake. Enjoy some nostalgia with this recipe for Classic 70’s Style Cheesecake.

Which will take you back in time with its satisfying retro flavour and creamy texture.

Any event, including holiday dinners and weekend get-togethers with friends, is the ideal setting for this dessert.

This recipe is certain to satisfy your sweet hunger and leave you craving more, whether you adore cheesecake or are just a fan of the iconic era.

Try it out and enjoy a flavour from the past!

You Might Also Need Some Of The Following Items For Making Cheesecake:

You Might Also Need:

Firstly, Mixing Bowls*. Various sizes for mixing different ingredients.

Measuring Cups And Spoons. For A precise measurement of ingredients and flavourings.

Food Processor*. For crushing biscuits for the crust of the cheesecake.

Rolling Pin. Or you might prefer to crush the cookies with a rolling pin.

Electric Mixer*. Stand mixer or hand mixer to blend the ingredients together smoothly.

Rubber Spatula. For scraping all the ingredients down the sides of bowls.

Parchment Paper*. To line the bottom of the cheesecake tin.

Cheesecake Tin Or A Springform Pan. Typically a 9-inch pan, to bake the cheesecake.

Small Cheesecake Tins With Removable Base*. If you are making small ones.

Cooling Rack. If you are making a cooked cheesecake.

Last But Not Least, A Cake Stand*. To present your cake at afternoon tea.

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70’s Style.

For The Chocolate Shortbread Base:

  • 90g Unsalted Butter
  • 40g Caster Sugar
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

The Cheesecake Filling:

  • 280g Cream Cheese
  • 200g Double Cream
  • 100g Icing Sugar
  • Juice ½ Lemon
  • 1 Jar of Opies Black Cherries with Kirsch

For The Jelly Layer:

  • Liquor from the Opies Black Cherries with Kirsch
  • 3 Sheets of Gelatine

The Chocolate Ganache:

  • 100ml Double Cream
  • 100g Dark Chocolate – Chopped Finely

You Will Also Need:

  • 15cm/6inch high sided spring form or loose bottomed cake tin. Lined (base and sides) with baking paper.
  • Set Oven to Fan 160C

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake:

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake.

Classic 70’s Style Cheesecake:

  1. To make the shortbread. Rub together all ingredients and mix well until it forms a dough. Squish the dough into the base of the cake tin and smooth surface. Prick the surface with a fork all over and place in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  2. To make the cream cheese layer, whisk all the ingredients together apart from the cherries until thick and stiff.
  3. Spoon half of the mix into cake tin on top of cooled shortbread layer. Take the jarred cherries and drain them retaining the liquor, set aside 10 of the best looking ones to decorate at the end and squish the other cherries into the cream cheese mixture in the tin then scoop the rest of the cream cheese over the top. Refrigerate.

Next Up Make The Jelly Layer:


  1. Next, make the jelly layer. In a small bowl filled with cold water, place the gelatine leaves to soften for around 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the kirsch liquor from the jar into a small saucepan and gently heat.
  3. Squeeze out the excess water the gelatine leaves and add to the warmed kirsch liquor, stir to dissolve.
  4. Allow to cool to room temp and then pour over the cream cheese layer and replace back in the fridge to set.
  5. Next, make the ganache. Place the chocolate (finely chopped) into a heat proof bowl and heat the cream in a saucepan until just boiling. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and nudge the chocolate very gently to help melt.
  6. Once cool, whisk the ganache until light and fluffy and place in a piping bag.
  7. Remove the chilled cheesecake carefully from the tin and unwrap the baking paper.
  8. Pipe swirls of ganache in a circle around the edge of the jelly layer on the top of the cheesecake and pop a cherry on top of each swirl to finish. So yummy.
How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70's Style.

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70’s Style:

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake. Recipe and image courtesy of Opies. So what do you think about this cheesecake? Fancy trying a slice? Because I do!!

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How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70’s Style.

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How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70’s Style:

How To Make A Black Forest Cheesecake: Classic 70’s Style.

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  1. 17 April 2023 / 18:54

    You have my full attention. Black Forest AND cheesecake. What more can one ask for. Yum
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    • 21 April 2023 / 20:16

      Haha, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some comments.

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    9 May 2017 / 11:57

    I haven’t seen anything that looks this good on my computer screen in a long, long time! I think I am in LOVE!

  3. Lanae Bond
    1 May 2017 / 15:04

    Yes, I would love a slice of this cheesecake!

  4. Coombe Mill
    1 May 2017 / 08:58

    a real modern twist on a 70's classic idea #CreativeMondays

  5. Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    19 April 2017 / 11:10

    Claire, Looks yummy!!Thanks so much for stopping by!!Hugs,Debbie

    • 30 April 2017 / 12:32

      Thanks for stopping by each week Debbie.

  6. Tamar SB
    18 April 2017 / 21:45

    That looks so beautiful!!

    • 30 April 2017 / 12:31

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar.