Black Forest Pastry Cups Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

These Black Forest Pastry Cups are an elegant dessert that takes just a matter of minutes to bake up! Perfect for when you need something quick to serve!

I know we are in the middle of apple and pumpkin season but I need a little chocolate in my life.

Don’t get me wrong, I love both of those flavors, but I hadn’t indulged in any chocolate desserts for awhile so I decided to share with you these Black Forest Pastry Cups.

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We made these to celebrate my youngest losing her first tooth! She is just a few months away from being 7 years old and she was getting a little impatient about not losing her teeth.

This event actually made me somewhat sad. I knew this was going to be my last experience for a child losing their first tooth so it was definitely bittersweet.

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What was super sweet about this experience is that my daughter drew a picture and left a note for the tooth fairy. She got a big surprise when in the morning she had a response to her note and a dollar bill.

Now she wants to go to the dollar store to buy something. It’s cute!

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So for these pastry cups. I do not use the cups too often but they make getting a dessert on the table super quick. I think the last time I used them was when I made these banana nutella puff pastry cups. Remember them? They were so good!

For the filling of these pastry cups I went with a simple homemade chocolate whipped cream and cherry pie filling.

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When baking the cups I would start watching to see if they are done at the 15 minute mark. The package says minimum 18 minutes but if you have a gas oven they will cook faster.

When make the whipped cream I made sure I put my beaters for my mixer in the freezer for at least five minutes so they are super cold when you whip the cream.

File 1 - Black Forest Pastry Cups

For more puff pastry, check out this puff pastry apple slab pie or these pumpkin pie turnovers.

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Black Forest Pastry Cups Recipe

    1 Servings


  • 6 Puff Pastry Shells
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 21 ounce can Cherry Pie Filling


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and cook puff pastry shells for 15 minutes. Pull out of oven allow to cool for 5 minutes. Take out the centers of the pastry cups.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling into the centers of each cup.
  3. Using a hand mixer add whipping cream whip to soft peaks. Add cocoa powder and sugar to mixing bowl and mix until stiff peaks.
  4. Pipe the tops with whipped cream.
  5. Serve and ENJOY!



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Puff Pastry
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Author: Nancy Piran
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 976
Calories 2294

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 122g
  Saturated Fat 42g
Sodium 1256mg
Total Carbohydrate 272g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 153g
Protein 22g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.