This Black Forest Tim Tam Cake is a delicious dessert for those nights when you feel like something comforting and cosy.

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Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 packet Black Forest Tim Tams
  • 1 tin Pitted Cherries in Natural Juice
  • 2 cups SR Flour
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • 150g Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170C (fan forced)/180C (non fan forced)
  2. Place the cherries and the juice into a small saucepan and add the brown sugar. Place on a low heat and allow to simmer while you prepare the rest of the ingredients, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large mixing bowl (with an electric mixer or in a food processor) combine butter and sugar and whip until light yellow in colour and light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and the vanilla essence and mix on a medium speed for 1 minute.
  5. Change the mixer to low speed and add the milk and flour, mixing until just combined. Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl at least once during mixing.
  6. Check that the liquid with the cherries is starting to thicken up into a syrup consistency. It may need an extra few minutes of simmering to reduce to a syrup.
  7. Lightly butter the edges of an ovenproof dish (round or square with a diameter of approx 25 - 30cm.
  8. Chop the Tim Tams into chunks.
  9. Once the cherry syrup is a little thick, spoon 3/4 of the cherries into the base of the dish.
  10. Sprinkle 3/4 of the Tim Tam chunks on top of the cherries.
  11. Pour or spoon the cake mixture on top of this.
  12. Poke the remaining Tim Tam chunks and cherries into the top of the cake mix and then drizzle the remaining cherry juice over the top.
  13. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and cooked through.
  14. Serve with cream, ice cream or custard.


  • This would make such a good winter dessert! We have a lot of winter birthdays & I see myself trying this with a few substitutions!

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  • That looks so delicous and sweet , thankyou for sharing

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  • I love the taste of black forest looks and sounds like a nice comforting cheat dessert thanks for sharing

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  • Another decadent way to eat timtams. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • This look so divine I wish we had an option to bookmark recipes there are so many I want to make and this one is on the list.thanks for sharing Nikki.

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  • Delicious & wonderfully creative, thanks.

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  • This sounds so divine and very sweet. I love it

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  • This sounds like a lovely and warm tantalising dessert.

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  • yummo this is certainly indulgent, comfort food and i reckon that this would be worth the effort! it looks good! thanks for posting this recipe, i haven’t seen one like it before but i would love to try it out

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  • Too sweet for me – I don’t even like Tim Tams on their own.

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  • What an awesome idea!

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  • What an interesting combination – who’d have thought these would work well together.

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  • Sounds interesting- ill have to try!thanks for sharing

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  • Interesting recipe. Thanks for an original idea for a delicious desert

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  • I love the idea of Black Forest Tim Tam in this; so delicious!

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