Bite-sized Black Forest Truffles are filled with brandied cherries and they taste like the classic Black Forest Cake. These chocolate truffles are super easy to make and are great to give as gifts for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or any day.
I enjoyed a big slice of Black Forest Cake while visiting the Black Forest in Germany a few years ago. It was amazing. I loved the layers of chocolate cake filled with whipped cream and brandied cherries.
That same flavor combination tastes just as good when made into chocolate truffles.
Traditionally, Black Forest Cake is made using Kirschwasser which is a clear brandy that is made by distilling cherries including their pits. I've used it to make chocolate truffles many times and pairs beautifully with dark chocolate.
Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues, I couldn't find Kirsch in any of my local liquor stores so I used cherry brandy to make this batch of Black Forest Truffles instead.
Cherry Brandy has a red hue and a sweeter flavor than Kirsch so the truffles were a bit sweeter and had a reddish hue. I loved the flavor and look of these truffles but if you prefer a stronger, less sweet, liquor flavor that has that classic black forest cake flavor, try to find the Kirsch.
I shared the easy recipe to make these truffles on the Dixie Crystals website, so you'll have to jump over there to see it. SEE THE BLACK FOREST TRUFFLES RECIPE AT DIXIE CRYSTALS.