Blackforest Cake

Blackforest Cake

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbs vinegar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup strong instant coffee
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .Mix milk and vinegar and keep aside. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.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. Let it cool. then cut the cake in half ,horizontally and poke some holes with tooth pick on the first layer. Sprinkle sugar syrup. Spread the layer with whipped cream and top with fresh cherries. Place the second layer and repeat the same.Frost the entire sides with whipped cream and sprinkle chocolate curls and decorate with cherries.

For the Syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup kirsch( cherry liqueur or brandy)

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, let it cool.

whipped Cream recipe

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs powdered sugar
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)


zerrin said...

Yum! You're so good at decorating these cakes that I can't take my eyes from them. Happy V Day!

Lakshmi said...

Dear Vrinda you can also send this to A.W.E.D GERMAN, since black forest cake is very traditional german cake.

Sarah Naveen said...

First time here!! You have a gorgeous space!!!
Cake looks so cute and Yumm!!
Keep rocking!!

Preety said...

cake looks so delicious ..nice entry for the event

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the heart shape, beautiful cake!

Simply Life said...

Wow, that cake is just gorgeous! Way to go!

Shri said...

The cake is too good to eat, Vrinda!I know I stay close by to your place...May be I could make good use of that!!?

VS said...

Da I love black forest cake so much that any function at home, everyone at home will order this. he he! yours look awesome :-)

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this looks soo good and perfect...its soo tempting yaar.

Palidor said...

Omg, that is THE most perfect black forest chocolate cake I have ever seen!! Even each chocolate flake looks perfectly positioned. I would love to have a huge slice!

Angie's Recipes said...

Better than the black forest cake I have seen in Germany. No your decoration.

Angie's Recipes

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Black forest looks simply superb...There is something for you waiting in our blog..Please come and pick up..

Chef Jeena said...

Beautiful heart cake black forest is one of my favourites.

Soma Pradhan said...

This cake is so tempting..Cant keep my eyes off.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Delicious...........must try your version.

jeyashrisuresh said...

yumy and delicious looking cake

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