Sep 19, 2011

Black Forest Cake and a Chocolate Facial Tip

Hai Guys...This weekend got over so soon...I feel like it vanished in minutes...

I took lots of rest and got refreshed to start another tiring week from tomorrow...I even had a quick homemade Chocolate facial now to get totally freshen up...If you are wondering how to do that I can tell you....

First off all wash your face with normal water several times and pat it dry...Scrub your face with your favorite scruber..I use NOMarks Walnut Scrub...Wipe that off from your skin..Take a icecube and rub it in your face,this closes the opened pores from the scrubbing part...Now Make a paste of Multani mitti, Milk, Cocoa, Lemon juice and apply it in your face...Let it dry and wash it from your face..Thats it....Now you can get a clear smooth skin with a hint of chocolate aroma...

My chocolate pack is drying off while I am writing this post....I had this facial couple of month before and it really works...I have planned to do this atleast once in two weeks...Lets see...

Right Now I got a plan to write about a some tested homemade facial tips in my other blog... Soon I will do it...

Ok now coming back to the cake...This is a special Black Forest cake which I baked for my sister Anusha’s Friend...Actually this is the first I cake I baked since I started my baking business...

I have a post on blackforest cake already,But this cake cameout better than the previous one..So with your permission I am deleting my previous post...

So hope you like it...


For Cake:

Maida-50 gms or ½ cup
Cocoa Powder-50 gms or ½ cup
Powdered Sugar-100 gms or 1 cup
Butter-100 gms or ½ cup melted
Vanilla essence-2 tsp

For Icing:

Whipping Cream(Amul cream)-1 litre or 2 pint or 1/4 gallon
Icing sugar-1 cup or 100 gms   
Vanilla essence-1 tsp

For the Sugar Water:

Sugar- ½ cup
Water-1 cup
Vanilla essence-1 tsp
Rum / Whisky / Brandy- Optional

For decoration:

Grated Chocolate


Preheat the oven for 170 degrees....

First prepare the cake tin by applying butter on the bottom and sides and dusting some flour on the tin and remove the excess.

In a mixing bowl crack open the eggs and beat until fluffy.

Add in the Sugar and beat for 3 more mins.Add a dash of vanilla essence and mix well.

Sift in flour and cocoa powder and fold gently utill well combined.Pour in the melted butter and fold everything well.

Tip this in the tin and place this in the oven.Cook for 30-35 min.Check the cake by inserting a knife in it,if the knife comes out clean then the cake is ready.Remove the cake from the oven and let the cake cool for 15 min.

Now cut the cake into 3 equal slices horizontally.To do this easily, insert some toothpicks on the sides and cut along that....

Prick the cake with fork so that the sugar water goes inside the cake.

Mix the sugar water ingrediants together and sprinkle this water over each slice of the cake.

Whip the icing ingrediants together until peak stage is formed.(ie)if you take the beater out,it forms a peak without folding over.

Take this whipping cream and apply between each slice and add a generous layer of chopped cherries and cover the entire cake with icing..

Decorate the cake with cherries,chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shards.

Chill the cake over night in the refrigerator.Slice and Enjoy..


Take all your ingrediants
Crack open 6 eggs in a bowl and add a dash of vanilla

Start beating till it gets fluffy

add in sugar and beat again


all nicely fluffed up

Now sift in cocoa and flour
Both of them nicely sifted

Mix well

add in melted butter...

and mix again

Put this in well prepared tin

And bake it
Slice into three portions

prick it with a fork

Mix sugar,vanilla and water

Pour this over the cake
Now whip up some cream till stiff

Dollop that on one layer and spread it evenly
Now take some bright cherries

Chop it up

Sprinkle that over the cake

Sandwich with the another layer

Repeat the same...

Add another layer

Cover the entire cake with cream
All covered

Now take some chocolate sprinkles..In my case I kept chocolate chips in freezer and put that in food processor and blitz that for few seconds till i get coarse chocolate sprinkles

Decoarate the cake as per your wish

Another shot...I din get a chance to slice it,since i made this for a wedding celebration...So i think you can imagine how it will be in the middle....



swapna said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious it!!

Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all those delicious layers!

cajunlicious said... Best Blogger Tips

Great photos! I could dive right into this cake!

Suhaina said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..u have done it so perfectly...wish i could grab a piece from it right now...wonderful recipe..

girlichef said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, it's so beautiful! And I just love chocolate and cherries together.

Ivy and Elephants said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks stunning! Patti

Mari said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the chocolaty facial tip, and of course the cake, it look yummy :)

Teresa Blackburn said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful, beautiful....beautiful cake.

Martina said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant! How did you make the decorations on top? and how did you transport the cake? Was it a cake box?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Martina I used piping bag to make those decoration. And yes it is trasported in a cake box.

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

Were u able to whip amul cream ? I tried yesterday and it was full liquid.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@NandiniNo i was able to whip amul cream, it will take some time to whip it. So keep going and you will get it right. If it is not working for you, when you use amul cream beat the thicker part alone and drain off the excess runny liquid

gayathri said... Best Blogger Tips

the cake looks mouthwatering :) could you please tell me if u used amul ""fresh cream"" that comes in blue tetrapack or some other cream from amul ? whipping cream is reeeely hard to find in kerala please help ...

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@gayathriYes i used amul fresh cream, i opened the pack, drained the watery stuff, used the thicker part alone. added some sugar and beat it till it gets thick. It takes quite a long time though.

Vidyalakshmi Sankaran said... Best Blogger Tips

Is it possible to make this black forest cake without eggs?
I mean any alternative for eggs?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vidyalakshmi Sankaranyou can use my eggless chocolate cake recipe to make this cake

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Was it soft without any bakng powder?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymous For this particular cake, the dense and juicyness of cake taste good.

carol said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe however reading your notes regarding Amul cream, sorry to say it does not work,I tried several boxes from the store but all that comes out from the Amul boxes was a thin trickle of thick milk, hardly any cream content is visible, I would suggest for other bakers to try any better brand like KDD or nestles as their cream is much thicker in consistency.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@carolHow i use amul cream is, drain the watery part from the amul tub. Take the thick part alone in a bowl and keep whipping using a electric blender till it is little thick, then add some icing sugar and vanilla and whisk till it is thick and forms stiff peak.

Amul fresh cream takes lots of time to get thick, So there are chances of the whisk getting heated. So i keep the mixing bowl and the beater attachment which i use to whisk in freezer for a whole night. Then use that to whisk the cream, this way the cream gets thicker faster. And also you have to add sugar once the thick has turned slight creamy or it wont get thick.

Right now i dont use amul cream, i use store bought whipping cream powder. But in this recipe i uses amul fresh cream.

rohini murthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,

I am a big fan of ur cooking. I tried this on my husband's birthday and it came out very nice.

I encounter some problems,

My came crust becomes too had , and when I chop it off half of the cake goes wasting. I preheat the oven for 180 degrees for 10 min and bake it for 35-40 min, until its completely baked.
can I know the proper consistency of the batter? what might gone wrong.

Secondly, About wipping cream, which one do you use, I don't get any except Amul, I used that only and it took a lot more time. still I was not satisfied with the consistency of the cream.

Please reply.

Rohini Prashanth

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@rohini murthy the cake batter consistency should not be too thick. It should be smooth.

You must have over baked the cake. And regarding the cream, check the above comment.

Amruta Panigrahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
I love all your dishes, i love your blog & specially the pictorial presentation its just a superb idea... thank you so much :)
now coming to this black forest cake which i made yesterday for my best friends birthday it was good my friend loved it but i was not satisfied with the final result of the cake because after baking in the tin it did not came out of the tin ... it was stuck.. badly stuck
:( & you have not added baking powder in it ? is it because we have added eggs to it? please please reply to my question i will try to send you the picture of my black forest cake.
Keep rocking :)

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Amruta Panigrahi Glad you tried and liked my cake.

And regarding your query.
1)You must have not prepared the cake tin properly. You should butter the cake tin generously, dust it with flour and tap it to coat all sides. This will create a nonstick like layer in the tin and your cake should slide off easily. Next time if you are scared you can line the base of the tin with parchment paper and butter it and the sides generously.This way your cake will just pop off.

2) And the baking powder is not added because of the 6 eggs. Foaming up the eggs will create a airyness and make the cake soft.

Vidyalakshmi Sankaran said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi

I tried this recipe.It came out really well and tasted too good!!

I just used the same measurements as you mentioned. Only thing is ,it did not raise much.I dont know why?!


Madhu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi, do u suggest me in buying a cake tin with removable bottom or normal non- stick one is good enough. For removable bottoms, does the batter leaks or not? I came to know from one of ur posts that removable bottoms are good for cheescakes. And also i have a convection oven so, is it good to purchase a square tin or round tin.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Vidyalakshmi SankaranHai Vidya, this cake wont raise much, it will be little thinner, but the taste will be really good..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips


Hai Madhu, removable bottom cake tins are good for making cheesecakes, normal ones are good for cake. Square pans are great for making brownies..round cake pan is good if you make cakes and frost it. Hope you got the idea..

jenefer said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi akka I prepared black forest cake for my sis birthday its comes out nicely thank you for your recipie

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hiii.. the cake is looking delicious and can i use 400 ml of amul cream means 2 cartons and also can i try it with baking powder.... please rply .. i am new at baking

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYes u can use

Zee said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,

Your recipes are too good! I specially appreciate the pictorials you painstakingly put up for each recipe. They are a big help. Thank you!

A question regarding this cake. You have mentioned 50 gms maida for this cake. Is that really sufficient? Cause as you mentioned it comes up to only 1/2 cup approximately.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@ZeeYes it is enough.

suji said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi arthi...can we use cream cheese icing instead of above mentioned icing ...thank u reply pls

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@sujiIf you like that frosting you can use..but it wont taste like blackforest.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hiii Aarthi.....
your recipes are too good. I have to ask u a question. Baking first time so......

Can i use Stainless Steel utencils for baking in my convection oven. I don't have baking pans. Please reply soon . It's urgent....

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can use steel

rasheed ruqaiya said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi akka... i tried out this cake. But it did not turn out well for me. It was a total flop.The cake was stuck to the tin and it did not rise at all.I delayed in adding up the ingriedients in each stage.Is it because of that? And moreover the cream was a great flop. I used the cream which my mother store it in the fridge that is taken from natural fresh cow's milk. The cream when beaten did not turn well. PLease help me out akka.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@rasheed ruqaiyayes it may be because of that. and u have to use store bought cream not homemade