Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BLACK FOREST CAKE / Black Forest Gateau

Layers of moist cake with two strong flavors, chocolate and cherry filled with whipped cream.

Ingredients :

All purpose flour : 1Cup
Powdered Sugar : 1Cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder : 1/3 cup
Baking powder : 1/2tsp
Baking soda : 1tsp
Salt : 1/4tsp
Egg  : 1, at room temperature
Vegetable oil : 1/2Cup
Strong instant coffee : 1/2Cup
Vanilla extract : 1/2tsp
Milk : 1/2Cup
Vinegar : 1/2tbsp

Method :

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 9inch round cake tin and keep aside.

2. Mix milk and vinegar and keep aside. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

3.In a large bowl, whisk together the egg,oil, coffee and vanilla. Stir in the sour milk. Beat in the flour mixture until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

4. Let it cool. Make 3layers from the cake and keep them in 3 plates  / parchment paper. Poke holes with tooth pick on each layers and pour sugar syrup. After 5minutes spread the whipped cream and cherries on top of bottom and middle layer.

5. Assemble the cake neatly and frost the sides and top of the cake with whipped cream. Now garnish the sides of the cake with chocolate strands and top with chocolate curls and cherries.

For the Syrup
Granulated sugar : 1/2Cup
Water  :1/2cup
Kirsh: 1/4Cup(or 2tbsp brandy)
Method To Make The Syrup :
In a sauce pan combine sugar and water, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in kirsch/ brandy, let it cool.(i used brandy)

For whipped Cream topping :
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbs powdered sugar
Method to make the Whipped Cream Topping :
In a large mixing bowl beat the cream,vanilla and sugar until stiff peaks form. (Before u start, keep the bowl and beaters in refrigerator for 30 minutes)
[Recipe Courtesy: Sankeeerthanam] thanks Vrinda for such an excellent recipe.


  1. such a delicious looking cake..looks yumm n delectable.:)

  2. Looks so delicious n very nice ...

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwww... Looks simply perfect and yummy !!!
    Delicious :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. Omg, cake looks extremely gorgeous,prefect and absolutely divine..

  5. Delicious cake dear,luks yum...

  6. Wow!!! yummy and delicious cake. This looks so inviting.

  7. Cakew looks simply heavenly! can I invite myself over :) ?

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. if it actually isnt for the cherries in btween i like black forest cake..u seem to have perfected it well

  9. Yummy and gorgeous looking cake... Love to have a slice now...

  10. Ente fav..Kidilan aytund tto. i was craving it last week, but madi ayte chumma pictures ellam kandu samadhanichu, enny epol undakathe vayya lo, ethellam kanipichu kothypichille lena...

  11. would love to get my hand on it :D

  12. I love black forest cake and your cake looks gorgeous!

  13. Adipoli cake lena..one of my fav, i can have this at any given point..love it!

  14. Superb cake. First time here and following you. Hope you will visit me too.
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  15. Hi Lena, tried this recipe few times. It works well even without egg.
    Thank you for a wonderful recipe