Black Forest Cake

Continuing with the BM, I made a black forest cake for a friend. 🙂 I dont have the cross section of the cake and I hate the fact too. 😦 But it was moist, luscious and beautiful.

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You shall need:

For the cake-

1.25 cup… All purpose Flour

1 cup… Light brown sugar

1/4 cup… cocoa powder

1.5 tsp… baking soda

1 tsp… Salt

3 … large eggs

1/2 cup… Butter

1/4 cup… strong coffee [add 1 tbsp coffee granules to boiling water]

1/2 cup… Sour cream [to the normal cream, add 1/2 tbsp vinegar and let it stand for 10 min]

1/2 cup… Butter milk [To the milk, add 1.2 tbsp vinegar and let it stand for 10 min]

1 tbsp… Vanilla Essence

For the filling and frosting-

1 can… Tinned cherries

3 cup… Whipped cream [stiff peaks]

1 cup… chocolate shavings


  • Pre heat oven at 180C.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients and keep aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar for 2 min.
  • Add one egg at a time and beat until nice, fluffy and amalgamated.
  • Add half the flour mix and beat until combined.
  • Now add the sour cream.
  • Add some more flour and the butter milk.
  • Add the vanilla essence and mix it all together.
  • Pour equal amount in 2 lined tins and bake for 20-25 min or until the center springs back at you or a skewer inserted in the center comes back clean.
  • Let them cool in the pan for 10 min.
  • Take them out from the pan on a cooling rack and let them cool completely.
  • Take about 1/4 cup of the tinned cherry liquid and soak the cakes with it. Use a spoon or a pastry brush to do so.
  • Cut 3/4th of the cherries from the tin into small pieces and keep aside.
  • Place the first cake on the serving dish and add about 1 cup whipped cream to it.
  • Spread it upto 1/2 inch away from the edges.
  • Put the cut cherries on top and sandwich this between the second layer of cake.
  • press the cake lightly.
  • Apply a light layer of the cream and freeze the cake for 15-20 min.
  • Now frost the cake again. Pipe few stars around the top edge and place a cherry.
  • Add the chocolate shavings as you like.
  • Chill for 30 min.
  • Take out of the fridge 30 min before serving.

black forest


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