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Black forest cake

What is black forest cake?

Black forest cake or also known as Black forest gateau in British English is a delicious spongy Chocolate cake recipe. It is basically a layers of chocolate cake bread with whipped cream added in every layer and additionally icing is added with cherry on the top of it. This delicious cake recipe is very popular across the globe and you can find it any part of the world. History says that it is probably originated from Germany though there are many other claims too.

Variations of Black forest cake

There are many variations black forest cake you can see nowadays. Some cakes have layers of spongy cake which is covered with whipped cream and also few recipes contain liquor in it. also many other recipes have different kind of decorations. In this recipe I have prepared a two layer of cake and covered it with icing and cherries which is easy to prepare and also tastes delicious. you can also make as much as layer you want but be careful so that it won’t break unevenly. I have added vanilla flavoured icing on it you can also add any other flavour which you like.

How to make Black forest cake?

It may be time consuming but it is also easy to prepare chocolate desert recipe. First batter is prepared by mixing all the dry ingredients by beating it for few minutes and bread is prepared by baking it. Later it covered with icing and decorated with chocolate shaving and cherry at the last. You delicious cake is ready. I have also shared all the detailed step-by-step instructions with photos below in this article. If in case you are confused in-between and cannot look into video again, I have also shared printable recipe for that. So don’t worry and start baking a delicious home made black forest recipe.

I have also prepared other dessert recipes like

  1. Oreo cake
  2. Red velvet cake
  3. Eggless chocolate cake
  4. Eggless chocolate brownie

Shelf life

  1. You can keep it for a week if kept in refrigerator

Important points

  1. do not over bake  the cake

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Printable recipe for black forest cakes

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Black forest cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Indian
Keyword: black forest cake, cake
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour/maida
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

for cherry syrup

  • 1/2 cup canned cherries
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • chocolate shaving

Instructions

  • To prepare black forest cake first add maida, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • sift it and add it in a bowl
  • mix it well
  • in an another bowl add eggs and beat for few minutes
  • add sugar and mix iot well
  • place it on a container with boiling water
  • cook until sugar is dissolved
  • beat until it becomes light
  • add the dry ingredients in batches and mix it well
  • add melted butter, vanilla extract and mix it well
  • transfer it to a baking tray
  • make it smooth
  • bake it at 175°C/350°F for 50 minutes
  • now add canned cherries in a pan and add sugar
  • mash it a little and cook until sugar melts on medium heat
  • let it cool
  • cut off the top portion of the cake
  • divide it in two layers
  • brush the cherry syrup
  • add the whipped cream and add the prepared cherries
  • place another layer and repeat the process
  • add whipped cream all over
  • add some chocolate shaving
  • decorate it with icing
  • add cherry and chocolate shaving
  • black forest cake i ready

 

Black forest cake recipe with step-by-step instructions with photos

  1. To prepare black forest cake first add maida, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  2. sift it and add it in a bowl
  3. mix it wellblack forest cake
  4. in an another bowl add eggs and beat for few minutes
  5. add sugar and mix iot well
  6. place it on a container with boiling water
  7. cook until sugar is dissolved
  8. beat until it becomes lightblack forest cake
  9. add the dry ingredients in batches and mix it wellblack forest cake
  10. add melted butter, vanilla extract and mix it well
  11. transfer it to a baking tray
  12. make it smooth
  13. bake it at 175°C/350°F for 50 minutes
  14. now add canned cherries in a pan and add sugar
  15. mash it a little and cook until sugar melts on medium heat
  16. let it coolblack forest cake
  17. cut off the top portion of the cake
  18. divide it in two layers
  19. brush the cherry syrup
  20. add the whipped cream and add the prepared cherries
  21. place another layer and repeat the process
  22. add whipped cream all over
  23. add some chocolate shaving
  24. decorate it with icing
  25. add cherry and chocolate shaving
  26. black forest cake is ready

 

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