Black Forest Cake

I made this cake for my hubby’s birthday. I made frosting at home for the very first time and it came out damn good. This time I was pretty...

I made this cake for my hubby’s birthday. I made frosting at home for the very first time and it came out damn good. This time I was pretty happy with final outcome. The cake was so moist and tasted divine. My efforts paid off when I saw my hubby loved this cake totally.


Ingredients


For sponge sheets
  • All purpose flour – 1 and 3/4 cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • Eggs – 4 (at room temperature)
  • Milk – ¾ cup
  • Unsalted butter – ¾ cup / 170 gm (at room temperature)
  • Granulated sugar – 1 cup
  • Some cherries (for garnish)

For frosting
  • Icing sugar – ¾ cup
  • Heavy whipping cream (having more than 30 percent butterfat content) – 2 and ½ cups
  • Vanilla powder – 1 and ½ tsp

For sugar syrup
  • Chilled water – ½ cup
  • Icing sugar – ¼ cup

Procedure
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or 190 degrees C) and grease the cake tin with little bit of butter.
  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder together and keep it aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar well until it forms crumbly texture.
  • Break eggs and add milk. Whisk this mixture nicely until it turns smooth and frothy.
  • Now start adding little dry ingredients at a time and keep mixing.
  • Mix well and pour this batter in a greased tin and bake for 35-40 minutes. Insert a tooth pick in a cake; if it comes out clean, your cake is done. Otherwise cook little longer.
  • Place it on cooling rack and allow it to cool down completely. Till the time get ready with frosting and chocolate shavings.
  • While making frosting make sure bowl and hand whisk or whisk attachment (if using electric whisk) are absolutely chilled. Place them in a refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a chilled bowl, mix heavy whipping cream, icing sugar and vanilla powder. Whisk until mixture thickens.
  • To check consistency of frosting, lift cream with any spatula; if it doesn't fall off, then it’s done. If you over whip the cream, you will have hard time spreading it on cake. So stop whipping when you see soft peaks.
  • Now remove upper crust of the cake and cut into 3 even sized sheets.
  • Make sugar syrup by mixing icing sugar in water. Sprinkle all over the sheets to make them little moist. You may use any other syrup you like.
  • Now it’s time to assemble the cake. Take upper layer of the cake and place it inverted facing upper side down, so that you get smoother surface to work upon.


  • Spread frosting evenly and make a thick layer. Place another sheet and follow the same procedure.
  • When you place final sheet, spread frosting to cover all sides as well.


  • Now decorate the way you like. I have thrown some chocolate shavings on sides and placed some in the middle of cake. Then I made some design with the help of piping bag. Finally place some cherries and you are done.


  • Chill the cake in a refrigerator for some time before serving.

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  1. Superb,
    as always cool presentation

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  2. delicious lip smacking cake with awesome clicks.

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  3. Simply amazing and lavish looking black forest. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  4. Very delicious Black Forest cake !

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  5. awesome presentation and the cake looks so very yummy.....

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  6. Mindblowing cake, prefectly decorated and an excellent bake as well.

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