Black Forest Cake Recipe | How to make Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake is German Dessert  made using chocolate cake , whipped cream and cherries.
This is my all time favourite cake. Wanted to bake this for my friend for her birthday but unfortunately she is out of town. But I baked it for myself :).wanted some reason to bake and me and my hubby finished in no time :)..So here it goes ...

Black Forest Cake


1/2 cup Cake Flour (1/2 cup Maida/All purpose Flour - 1 Tbsp Maida + 1 Tbsp Corn Flour)
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 Tbsp Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Sugar Syrup:
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

Whipped Cream:
1 cup Whipping Cream
Sugar as per taste

Lets make Cake
1.In a bowl sift the Flour,Cocoa powder,Baking powder and salt. Keep aside.
2.Seperate the egg yolks and whites.
Black Forest Cake

3.Beat the egg whites using hand mixer till it becomes fluffy. Keep aside.
4.Now beat the egg yolk with sugar till it becomes creamy.Mix Butter and Vanilla essence to it.
5.Fold in the yolk mixture to egg white(step 3) gently.
Black Forest Cake

6.Now Fold in the 1/3 rd of Flour mixture(step 1) at a time to this gently using spatula/whisk. Don't over mix. Mix once or twice.
7.Preheat the oven at 180 degree. I heat the microwave with convection mode for 7 minutes at 180 degree.
8.Grease the cake pan with oil and sprinkle flour .
9.Once all the Flour is folded into liquid mixture put the batter into greased cake pan.
10.once the oven is preheated keep the cake pan and bake at 180 degree for 20 minutes.(convection mode)
11.Keep checking after 20 minutes. Bake till toothpick inserted at centre of cake comes clean.
12.Cake is ready.Let it cool down.

Black Forest Cake

Lets Make the Syrup when cake is getting ready:
1.Add the sugar and water and bring it to boil.
2.Switch off and add vanilla essence and allow it to cool completely.
3.You can prepare it well in advance and refrigerate it.

Lets Make the Whipped Cream:
1.Take the whipping cream in bowl. It will be better if we chill the bowl and beater in advance.
2.Beat the cream till it starts to hold peaks.
3.Add in sugar and beat until stiff peaks formed.
4.Don't over beat.It might turn into butter if you overbeat.

Black Forest Cake

Lets Assemble Cake:
1.Divide the  Cake into 2 parts by cutting at the centre of the cake horizontally. Keep the flat part of the cake to be on top while assembling.(which is the bottom of cake mould)
2.Keep the other side of the cake into serving plate and drizzle cake with 2 tbsp sugar syrup. Allow it to soak for 5 minute. Meanwhile drizzle top part of the cake with syrup too. Do not put more syrup it makes cake soggy. Let the cake be just moist.
3.Now put the whipped cream on first part (you can put cherries too) and then put the top part of the cake and put generous amount of whipped cream and decorate.
4.Decorate with grated chocolates and cherries.
5.Keep in refrigerate at least 4-5 hours.
6.Chilled tastes best.

Enjoy Eating....

Black Forest Cake
Do try and share your experience by comments here or my Facebook page
I would love to hear from you all :)
Happy Cooking....

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Eventhogh I started cooking after my wedding,i wonder sometimes I never cooked anything special for my parents these years.Whenever they visited me or I went home, mom used to cook good food and that's how i never realized..
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Chicken Curry (using coconut)


500 gm chicken(cleaned and cut into medium pieces)
1/2 cup Coriander leaves/Cilantro
2 Green Chillies
6-7 Garlic flakes
1/2 inch Ginger
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Salt

1 1/4 cup Coconut Grated (can use 3/4 cup grated coconut + 1/2 cup coconut milk)
2 medium Onion(roughly chopped)
1 1/2 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
5-6 Dry Red Chilly
1 tsp Oil

Garam Masala(clockwise in the pic)
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Shah zeera
8-10 Pepper Corns
1 pod Start Anise
1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
5-6 Cloves
2 inch Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Fennel Seeds/Saunf
1 Tbsp Black Stone Flower/dagad phool
1/2 tsp poppy seeds/Khus khus
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds/zeera

1 Onion
1 Tomato(optional)
1 tsp Oil
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
Coriander leaves to garnish

Chicken Curry (using coconut)

1.Make a paste using ingredients under marinade.(Coriander leaves,Green Chillies,Ginger,Garlic)
2.Marinate Chicken with above paste,Turmeric and salt for 1 hour.

Chicken Curry (using coconut)

Meantime lets make Masala for curry.
1.In a wide pan dry roast the coconut and keep aside.
2.Now dry roast Coriander seeds and dry red chillies and keep aside.
3.Heat oil in the same pan and saute onions till brown and keep aside.
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

4.Now saute all garam masala for 20 seconds. Take care not to burn them.
5.Now Grind all above things together with sufficient water to fine paste in a grinder/food processor. Don't use more water.
6.Masala is ready.
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

Lets make chicken Curry now.
1.Heat oil in kadai. When oil is hot add onions and saute till brown.
2.Now add marinated chicken and coconut milk(if using) and cook till chicken is half done.
3.Now add ground masala and chopped tomato and cook covered till chicken is almost done.
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

4.Switch off and keep covered. Chicken will get cooked to 100% in the heat.
5.Add lime juice while serving and give a gentle mix.
6.Garnish with coriander leaves.

We can have this chicken curry with rice,roti/chapati & Neer dosa(which is very good combo with it ).
Chicken Curry (using coconut)

Enjoy eating :)
Do try and share your experience by comments here or my Facebook page
I would love to hear from you all :)
Enjoy Cooking....

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One can eat without any guilt :).

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