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Friday, August 12, 2011

Black forest cake- step by step process

Black forest cake is my favorite. I think it is every one's favorite too, It just melts in mouth the chocolate twist in the cake gives yummy taste to this cake. I made this cake and surprised my hubby on his birthday on last Friday Aug5th. He just couldn't believe that I made it, he kept asking me where did you order this beautiful cake. I just showed these pics and then he agreed with me. Friends it is so simple that you can make it in your home as well. I gave it a first try, believe me it came out really good. I love this recipe. This will be very lengthy post because it includes cake decoration too so, please be patient to read the entire post. I have posted both eggless and egg based version, to satisfy both vegetarian and non-vegetarian's.Hope you like it.





Ingredients:
For cake preparation
Makes 1 big cake of nearly 1.5-2KG, you can make 12 very large pieces.
Cake flour/All purpose flour also called as Maida-3cups (I measured in a 160ml cup)
Baking powder-1tbsp
Baking soda-1tbsp
Cocoa powder-1/2cup (I measured in 160ml cup, so took the powder upto 80ml mark)
Butter-1 stick or 30grms
Vegetable oil-30ml
Vanilla essence-1/2tbsp
salt -1 tea spoon(remember it is tea spoon not table spoon)
Milk- as required(~160ml)
Sugar-2 cups(I measured in a 160ml cup)
Chocolate chips unsweetened- 1/2cup
walnuts finely chopped-1/4cup
Golden raisins-handful (optional)
cherry raisins- handful(optional)
Lemon juice-2tbsp(for eggless cake, if you use eggs do not add lemon juice)
For decoration:
Whipping cream-2 cups
Vanilla/ chocolate frosting- 1 cup
One red cake decoration bag with nozzle
Chocolate chips
I big chocolate bar
Strawberry's or cherry's-6 in number
letter cake decorations/ you can use thin nozzle bag to write name
cherry raisins



Directions:
For making cake:
For Eggless Version:


Take a big bowl that has enough area for mixing. Take all purpose flour and add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and mix well. (Now brake in the eggs) Add milk, vegetable oil, melted butter, walnut, raisins and vanilla essance when it is hot at the center of the flour mixture. Mix well by just folding in the flour into the center from sides. Do not  use any electronic device to mix the ingredients. When all the ingredients are well mixed then add 2tbsp of lemon juice and stir gently to mix the contents. Now prepare the baking tray by greasing with oil and line it with parchment liner(this is not necessary, but must if you want smooth bottom).  Preheat the oven to 350F and bake it till the inserted tooth pick comes out clean. For me it took over 30min to get a nice cake. When you take out let it cool for about 15min an then you run the knife along the e dges to make sure cake  does not stick to the tray.Now the cake is ready for decoration.


For Egg based cake- This tastes much better than eggless cake


Take a big bowl that has enough area for mixing. Take all purpose flour and add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and mix well. Brake open eggs and add along with milk, vegetable oil, melted butter, vanilla essence, raisins and walnut  when it is hot at the center of the flour mixture. Mix well by just folding in the flour into the center from sides. Do not  use any electronic device to mix the ingredients. Now prepare the baking tray by greasing with oil and line it with parchment liner(this is not necessary, but must if you want smooth bottom).  Preheat the oven to 350F and bake it till the inserted tooth pick comes out clean. For me it took over 30min to get a nice cake. When you take out let it cool for about 15min an then you run the knife along the e dges to make sure cake  does not stick to the tray.Now the cake is ready for decoration.








For decoration:
Fro layering cut the cake from the center to make it into two halves. Now separate two layers. Prepare sugar syrup with 2tbsp of sugar in 30ml water and sprinkle this mixture on the top of the cake. This the the cake remains moist. 


Now cream with chocolate frosting and freeze this cake for 15min, then cover with vanilla frosting on top, add finely chopped walnuts(optional), raisins and cover with another half layer. Sprinkle come sugar syrup on top of it. Cover the entire cake with whipping cream.Start decoration from bottom, just drop red balls with the help of pipe cake decor on the bottom just like a chain as shown. Decorate with strawberry's/cherry's. Take the chocolate bar and chip it with the mandolin slicer. Cover the cake with all these chips even on sides, add walnuts/raisins or any thing you wish to you can play with it. Now the cake is ready. Arrange letters with the latter cake decorator. Refrigerate it (Do not keep in a freezer) for atleast 20min before to serve.










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25 comments:

  1. delicious looking cake...very well explained n lovely clicks DD...great attempt :)

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  2. Lovely and tempting cake.Thanks for that yummy piece.

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  3. Absolutely fabulous cake. I am happy to follow you back:)

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  4. I eat cream only in black forest cake. Looks super dooper. Hope you enjoyed well with the cake. :-)

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  5. That really looks so yumm.. Lovely!

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  6. Tempting and yummy cake... Belated wishes to ur hubby

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  7. Oh boy! that looks so tempting...wish I could get a bite...sigh :(

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  8. Beautiful and yummy cake and I really appreciate the effort you have taken to post step by step pics. Belated birthday wishes to ur husband :-)

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  9. Beautifully decorated cake, well explained and easy to follow recipe. Thanks so much for joining in my blog....

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  10. Wat an elegant cake, looks stunning and marvellous..

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  11. Heavenly looking cake..!!!

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  12. woww...delicious..any leftover pls???.hhaah
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  13. My fav.. looks fabulous.. Nice step by step clicks..

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  14. wow! what a cake! thanks for the great instructions!

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  15. You are amazing!! The cake loos great! Lucky hubby of yours! I love black forest cake too !! You inspired me to try making one at home! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. OMG This black forest cake look amazing!! gloria

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  17. That looks mouth watering dear, absolutely looks store bought. I still need to get my hands on layered cake, so will give this a try. Belated happy birthday to your hubby !!!

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  18. Thank you all for the wonderful comments!!!

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  20. what a coincidence just today i asked to joined ur group in fb and now came across your blog as well!! Nice connecting you!! Also visit my space when ur free :) This cake is super yummm!! I shall follow ur measurements :)

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