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closeup of top view of low FODMAP black forest cake on clear glass pedestal

Low(er) FODMAP Black Forest Cake

This Low(er) FODMAP Black Forest Cake make a great birthday or other celebration cake!

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes 1, 8-inch (20 cm) cake; 20 slices; 1 slice per serving

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 20 servings
Calories: 345 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1, batch of Easy Low FODMAP Chocolate Cake, baked into 2, 8-inch (20 cm) rounds, cooled
  • 1, 14 to 15- ounce (400 g to 430 g) can dark, sweet cherries, drained very well
  • 2 cups (480 m) lactose-free heavy cream, purchased or DIY
  • 1/3 cup (30 g) sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup (21 g) sifted natural or Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pastry bag
  • Star tip
  • Shaved dark chocolate, optional


  1. Prep the Cake & Cherries: Trim any domed portions of the cooled cakes. Reserve trimmings and crumble to use as decoration later.
  2. Reserve 8 cherries for décor, if you like and pat them very dry with paper towels. Chop the rest of the cherries and set aside.
  3. Make the Chocolate Whipped Cream: Place the cream, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a chilled mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer just until soft peaks form. Take care at this point and just whip a tiny bit more until the cream is stiff but not over-whipped.
  4. Set aside about one-third of chocolate whipped cream in a small mixing bowl and fold in the chopped cherries to create the filling.
  5. Finish the Cake: Place one cake layer on your serving platter. Spread chocolate whipped cream filling over the top, stopping about ¼-inch (6 mm) from the edges. Place second cake layer on top and cover top and sides with most of the reserved chocolate whipped cream, smoothing with an offset spatula. Press some of the reserved cake crumbs along the bottom edge, as seen in image, if using.
  6. Insert star tip in pastry bag, add some chocolate whipped cream, and pipe rosettes as desired on top of cake. Sprinkle shaved chocolate in center of cake, if using. Cake may be refrigerated at this point up to overnight in a covered cake dome. Place reserved whole cherries, patted very dry, on rosettes right before serving.


  • Many people ate surprised that you can make your own lactose-free dairy at home! Read all about it in our article, DIY Lactose-Free Dairy.
Nutrition Facts
Low(er) FODMAP Black Forest Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Sodium 226mg9%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.