Swiss Kirsch Cake

Zuger Kirsch Torte

Preparation info
  • Yield:


    cakes, 10 inches in diameter
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Bo Friberg

Published 1989

  • About

This cake is as synonymous with Switzerland as the Black Forest Cake is with Germany, although both cakes are made and are quite popular in each country. Swiss Kirsch Cake is especially favored in the Black Forest region of Germany, which is on the Swiss border. The people there love cherries in everything!

Zuger Kirsch Torte, also known simply as Zug Torte, was named after the medieval Swiss town of Zug, located near the northern end of the Zuger Sea (perhaps a bit too near,