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April 22, 2013

EGGLESS BLACK FOREST CAKE

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Black forest cake is my most favourite cake..Making black forest cake at home is like dream came true for me Open-mouthed smile..Yesterday we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary and  i made this cake for the celebration. It came out very well.We loved it. It was soft , juicy and i used whipping cream for the first time ever…The cream was delicious and light.. I must thank Valarmathi of Bake pipers for guiding me in how to make whipped cream with some useful tips.I thought of whipping the cream using my electric blender which i use for whipping curd but it pulled my leg Sad smile.. The cream dint come out well with soft peaks as i expected . So i used my hand whisk after watching an you tube video and beaten it to the maximum to get soft n firm cream. I did for nearly 30 minutes with Sendhil’s help Winking smile .He saw me struggling with the cream and he told “will buy a beater soon” , Yay Party smile. It was really tiring and painful but somehow i made the cream thick and frozen it till use. So electric beater is mandatory to make whipped cream at home. The recipe i have given here is perfect to make a delicious cream..Hope i can do the cream in correct consistency with beater and design the cake well in future..Smile . I used “ Tropolite”  heavy whipping cream to make the topping.I bought it from General food additives (GFA) at seshadripuram.
Coming to this cake  , i got this recipe from Aval vikatan magazine. It was the recipe given by Mrs. sundari of “Shilpa cookery” in T.nagar , Chennai..The cake came out very soft and spongy..Thumbs up .. I dint use cherry syrup for layers instead i used Thums up drink and little sugar syrup to make the sponge soft and juicy.. Also i refrigerated the cake over night before cutting it. If u plan to make this cake for some celebration , its better to make it the previous day , refrigerate it over night and then use it for the best result.. The cake may taste hard as soon as u remove from fridge . So its good if u keep the cake outside for 30 minutes before having it..U can use this cake recipe for making eggless chocolate cake too.

black forest cake

INGREDIENTS
For cake base
  • Maida / All purpose flour – 1 cup (200gms)
  • Sweetened condensed milk – 1/2 tin ( 200ml)
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tsp
  • Chocolate powder – 2 tsp
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 1/4 cup ( 50gms)
For sugar syrup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
Thumps up or pepsi or coke  – 4 tbsp 
For whipping cream
  • Heavy cream – 2 cups OR Fresh cream – 1 cup
  • Icing sugar – 5 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
For decoration
  • Cherries – 1/2 cup  ( Reserve few cherries for decoration and chop the remaining)
  • Chocolate vermicelli – 1/2 cup
  • Silver sprinkles – few
  • Chocolate shard/gratings – 1/4 cup
METHOD
  • Refrigerate the heavy cream for 24 hours before using it..Keep ice cubes ready. Freeze the bowls ( which u r going to use for whipping) , paletted knife , beater blade for 1 hour..
  • Sieve maida , baking powder , baking soda , cocoa powder , chocolate powder in a bowl.In another bowl melt butter , add milk , water , condensed milk and mix well.
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  • Now add the maida mixing well in one hand.. Beat the mixture well for 5 minutes.The mixture thickens to ribbon consistency.Grease the baking pan with butter and sprinkle maida over it. Spread it well..Pat the pan for even spreading and pour the cake mixture to the baking pan..Pat it well..
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  • Preheat the oven in 180c for 10 minutes and bake the cake for 20-25 mins in convection mode..Keep an eye after 15 minutes..
  • Remove the cake after 1 hour and let it cool down completely.. In the mean time , make the whipping cream.
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  • In  a wide bowl , take the ice cubes and keep another vessel over it. Then add 2 cups of whipping cream and beat it for 3 minutes. When it becomes slightly thick add the icing sugar , vanilla essence and mix well.Again beat it for 2-3 minutes till soft peaks form and the cream becomes thick. Freeze the cream for 30 minutes before applying..Do not over beat the cream. Over beating leads to cracking of cream while applying.
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  • Make the sugar syrup by mixing water and sugar. After the sugar is well dissolved , allow it to boil for few seconds , make a thin syrup , mix vanilla essence and keep it refrigerated..
  • Remove the extra dome in the cake and level it..Cut the cake horizontally and into two round shaped pieces. Sprinkle few tbsp of sugar syrup and thumps up all over the cake pieces. Make sure the cake should not be soggy.
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  • Then apply the whipped cream on the both pieces for 1 inch thickness and sprinkle chopped cherries. Then invert the cake one over the other and drizzle some more syrup on top of the cake .Then apply the remaining cream to cover the cake completely.. Use a piping bag and a star mould to decorate the cake and place some whole cherries on top of the cake. Sprinkle the vermicelli and sprinklers..Refrigerate it over night or minimum of 3-4 hours..Serve and enjoy!!
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black forest cake piece

NOTE
  • Whipping cream doubles in quantity . So adjust as per u need. For this measurement u get approximately 4 cups.I still have some left over whipped cream and iam blinking what to do with it.. Winking smile. U can store the left over whipped cream for 3-4 days in refrigerator.
  • I have used thums up and sugar syrup for drizzling over the cake. U can also use cherry syrup instead of this..
  • As far as i heard rum is used to give a strength and flavour , but i wanted to make it alcohol free, So i used thums up here..U can also use pepsi or coco cola ..


I am glad in sending this cake to MJdelight's second blog anniv event






36 comments:

  1. beautiful cake..happy anniversary!!

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  2. Wow...cake has come good and looks beautiful...perfect for celebrations.. Belated Wedding Anniversary wishes :)

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  3. beautiful cake... and anniversary wishes! :)

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  4. Yummylicious cake .....Pass me a piece :)

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  5. So delicious Chitra , great effort

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  6. Belated Happy anniversary Chitra... Cake has come out very nice..nice deoration too:-)
    Sunandas Kitchen

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  7. Happy anniversary ! The cake looks divine....

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  8. Belated anniversary wishes Chitra, cake looks elegant,gorgeous and prefect for celebration.

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  9. belated anniversary wishes Chitra, beautifully done for a lovely day

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  10. Lovely pictures....my favorite cake...

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  11. Happy Anniversary !! The cake looks marvelous and just perfect :)

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  12. Beautiful cake dear :) lovely click and pictorials :) congratz on your anniversary ..

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  13. Terrific, Super soft cake...Belated Happy Anniversary wishes..

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  14. Awesomely stunning and I bet the taste is even more stunning.

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  15. Congrats on your anniversary.Love the idea of thumsup,the cake looks soft.

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  16. congratulation..

    i still have to try this cake recipe, yours look perfect

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  17. looks fabulous and inviting...

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  18. Yumm! Perfect for celebrating!

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  19. Happy Anniversary Chitra. Cake looks very elegant, cute and perfect. Tips are very good too. Congrats!

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  20. Thank u friends for the wishes.. Do try this cake & let me know ur feedback :)

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  21. Perfect and yummylicious cake Chitra... Thanks for sharing dear :-)

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  22. happy anniversary n cake looks perfect...

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  23. what a effort? great one and wishing u many more anniversary to come !

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  24. Congratulations dear! What a lovely cake, perfect for celebration...

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  25. Belated Anniversary!! Cake looks awesome!!!

    http://adaythroughmylife.blogspot.com/

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  26. Too good recipe! Loved the cake pictures! Very nice! Keep sharing :)
    eggless black forest cake.

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  27. the cake looks so perfect and gorgeous.. excellent presentation dear

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