Black Forest Cherry Cake, or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, is a classic! The trick is to find a recipe that's authentic, because it's not a sticky-sweet dessert. Try this recipe out--it's as close as you can get without a trip to your German bakery! Just remember to start a day ahead to soak the cherries overnight!
Mint Chocolate Vacherin... The vacherin (vash-rahn) is a fairly common French dessert. Ours is made with whipped cream, but you will see many of these made with ice cream, as well. Beyond the fact that it is delicious, it is very pretty to serve and will make you look like a kitchen genius. The best part of all, it’s really simple to make.