Friday, November 16, 2007

Black forest cake

Black forest cake is a traditional southern german dessert .In germen they call it as a Black Forest gateau it is a popular dessert in austria and other parts of world too .Traditionally black forest cake is a layer of chocolate cake ,wipped cream and cherries but i used rasberries insted of cherries
Traditionally, Kirschwasser a type of liquor is added to the cake but generally we add RUM .
Ingredients for cake
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour or cake flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup boiling water
large tin of wipped cream ( i used store bought wipped cream )
2 cups cherries

For surup
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
4 tbs rum ( optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by rubbing with butter, sprinkling with flour and tapping out extra.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt mix together with a spoon then set aside.

In small bowl combine eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. Beat well with hand mixer.

Slowly add boiling water and mix.

Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and fold and stir until smooth.

Pour batter into pans, dividing evenly.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove cake from pans and cool on racks.

To make syrup

Add water to sugar and bring to boil until sugar is dissolved completely then COOL it completely and add rum

TO assemble

Take one cake pour sugar and rum syrup with spoon until cake become moist then add a layer of wipped cream and cherries then cover with other cake and moist that cake with sugar syrup and layer wipped cream and cherries

GARNISH with chocolate shavings


Laavanya said...

Hmm... yummy. Black forest cake is my favorite. Never tried making it though. You make it sound all too easy... :)

Rina said...

Wow, I don't know how you guys manage to bake such gr8 cakes. cake looks lovely. Thnx for sharing the recipe. And yes this is my fav too.

Asha said...

YUMMO! It is easy to make but looks like Gourmet, I love it! Enjoy!:))

Sandeepa said...

Delicious, looks so glam

bee said...

looks so inviting. gorgeous cake.

KayKat said...

That's an awesome cake, and I totally agree with the idea of using cherries - they definitely taste the best!

Seema said...

Hey!thats my Favourite cake.. i love it so...........much.It tastes great!

SMN said...

Hi Lovely blog. my first time in ur blog.. very tempting Black forest cake..

DEEPA said...

very very yummy of my most lovable cake ..awesome


Wow....looks right out of the pastry shop...too good!!!!
Guess this is everybody's fav..

PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. said...

YUM YUM Sagari! I love Black Forest...and was thinking of making one for my mom's birthday in a few days! Thanks too for dropping by my blog...great to meet new folk,. U have a lovely blog! :0)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive loved brack forectcake.. but never tried making them

aparna said...

Came across your page on my blog. Thanks for dropping by. See are new too. Welcom to the club.

Richa said...

looks so good, sagari :)
u bake very well, good going!!

sra said...

That looks really gorgeous! I'm envious of people who bake, let alone decorate so beautifully!

Cynthia said...

How lovely to discover your blog! Thanks for visiting mine.

You've done a great job with that cake, especially the decorations. Looking forward to seeing you around.

Nags said...

i admire anyone who can bake something that looks like that! really yummy looking! :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog!

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this

bindiya said...

WOW! Did you actually make that ???looks so professional and elegant, kudos! Sagari ,great job!

TBC said...

I'm pretty sure i left a comment here a few days back... where is it?
Just wanted to say that the cake is absolutely stunning:-)

sagari said...

hi tbc i have'nt deleted anycomment u might have mistaken thanks a lot for your post

Jeena said...

I absoloutley LOVE black forest gateux! Your cake looks wonderful, great recipe. :)


Looks yummy sagari...Your graphics also looks gud

Shella said...

I would love to drown myself in that cake!!! Looks awesome. I just dont know how you guys make such amazing cakes & decorate them so well!!

Kalai said...

Wow! I love black forest cake! Will definitely be making this one sometime soon!

Anonymous said...

....Itz absolutellyyyyyyyyyyyyy stunning...Great work...hard work toooooooooooooooo..keep it up..i and my husbands r black forest lovers..i wan to make this cake for our 3rd anniversary..i have only one pan..If i want to bake this for 2 times..watz is the preheating timing and baking timing level...Thanx..

ANJALI J. said...

ahhhh..this looks yummy.. i never attempted cake at home.. u made me think abt it :)

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Roshan said...

yummilicious cake...