Saturday, December 31, 2011

Black Forest cake (version 2) for a sweet beginning

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year. Hope you all had nice holidays.We too had a good one.
This cake recipe is from a cookery show hosted by Lakshmi nair. I have seen the video long time ago and thought of making it and never did,but when I saw the same recipe in kothiyavunu I got real inspiration to try it out and it turned out just great.I watched the video in youtube long time ago but cannot find the link now :(

Flour - 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1cup
Butter - 3/4 cup
Eggs -6
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

for filling
double cream - 2 cups(300-400 ml)
Powdered sugar - 5 tbs or according to your sweetness
glazed cherries - 200 gm
for syrup
sugar- 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Brandy - 2 tbs
for decoration
Chcocolate strands / chocolate shavings/Grated chocolate
Cherries- few


  • Sift together flour,cocoa powder and salt.
  • Melt the butter and keep it aside.
  • Break 6 eggs in a bowl and add sugar and vanilla extract and beat it for atleast 10 minutes until the mixture becomes very light in colour and increases the volume upto 4-5 times.
  • Add in the flour mixture and fold in until it is is well incorporated.
  • Add the melted butter butter gradually and gently fold in.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degree centigrade for35- 40 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool for sometime in cake tin and then in wire rack for 30- 45 minutes.

Preparing the syrup
In a saucepan add sugar and water and stir it until it boils and all the sugar melts.Turn off the flame and 2 tbs of brandy.

Whipping the cream
Whip the cream with powdered sugar until soft peaks are formed.

Assembling the cake
Cut the cake into 2 slices .
Place the first slice on the cake board with cutside up and carefully prick the cake with fork or tooth pick.
Pour the syrup to the cake with a spoon evenly on the cake.
Spread the cream on the cake and spread cherries on top of cream layer.
Place the other slice on top of it and so the pricking again.
Pour the syrup evenly.
Spread the cream on the top and sides of the cake and allow the cake to set in the fridge for sometime.
Decorated the cake with cherries and chocolate strands/shavings or grated chocolate according to your liking.


Suja Manoj said...

Adipoli cake..looks so pretty,my favorite..
Happy New Year..

Deeksha said...

Lovely Cake.

Sravs said...

wonderful cake !! looks so beautiful !!

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Aarthi said...

Delicious..Yummy one to try it asap


Julie said...

very lovely bake n well frosted dear..
Yummy !!
Happy New Year to you n family,Vineetha !!

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Swathi said...

Black forest cake looks delicious. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous New year.

Roshni said...

my fav cake! Used to buy for all birthdays when we were in India

Sangeetha M said...

cake looks so beautiful, very nice recipe i too bookmarked the same n few others from Kothiyavunu :)
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Sobha Shyam said...

beautiful cake, kollalo Vineetha..cake expert aayi alle :)..Wishing all of you a very happy New year :)

Rachana said...

A beautiful and tempting cake.

Wishing you a very happy and successful 2012 :-)

Treat and Trick said...

Beautiful and delicious! Have a fabulous 2012!

Santosh Bangar said...

cke is looking yummy and moist

divya said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year...super delicious cake.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

lovely black forest cake :)

Ramya said...

hi vineetha, balck forest is my most fave cake. and urs look perfect. You could link this to my dessert event

Roshni said...


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Anzz said...

Love the cake - looks great Perfect for my event. I am announcing Valentines special - my 1st blog event and Giveaway, Please do be a part of it and send in your recipes..!

Naina said...

Hi..whenever i whipped the cream it turns out buttery..but i didnt overwhipped it..before turning to buttery consistency it is watery ..can u please tell me where do i went wrong?

Vineetha Sush said...

@Naina ..
Dont know whats going wrong,,what kind of cream do u use ?Try whipping cream.