I got mails from viewers asking me to do some microwave baking recipes. You know what came to my mind first, i should make a black forest cake in microwave. Because it is one of the cake which take lots of time to do, atleast half a day is needed to make this cake, so i wanted to make a quick version of it..
Today i decided to make that cake. First i thought of using my microwave chocolate cake as the base, but then i thought of using a different recipe. So i came across this recipe. I took that recipe, halved it and baked into two small cakes. Because if i make a hige cake, i will eat it completely by myself which is not good for my waist. So made a small cake.
The result was like amazing. I was surprised totally. The cake turned out juicy and moist. Loved it so much. It tasted more yummier than my black forest cake, hmm may be equally.
So try this out and let me know how it turns out..
Preparation Time : 5 mins + 15 mins
Baking Time : 4 mins
Setting Time : 1 hour
Makes : 5 to 6 slices
Microwave Bowl Size - 7 to 8 cm
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3/4 cup / 90 grams
Granulated Sugar / White Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Cocoa Powder - 2 tblspn
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Oil - 2 tblspn
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Vinegar or Lemon Juice - 1.5 tsp
For Whipped Cream:
Whipping Cream Powder - 1/2 cup
Ice Cold Water - 3/4 cup
Cherries - 1/2 cup
Dark Chocolate Bar for Curls & Grates
Sugar - 2 tblspn
Water - 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
Take flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder in a sifter and sieve it. Set aside.
Take sugar, milk, vanilla, oil in a bowl. Mix well till it is melted.
Add in the flour mix in and mix well. Add in vinegar and mix well.Batter done.
Now take a microwave safe bowl, line the base with parchment paper, brush the bottom and sides with oil.
Pour half of the batter in and place the bowl inside microwave for 2 mins. Once it is baked, remove it from oven and let it cool for 2 mins, invert it to the plate. Peel off the parchment paper.
Now bake another cake using the remaining cake batter like the same way. Let both the cakes cool completely.
Now make whipped cream, take whipping cream powder and ice water in a bowl, beat it till thick and stiff. You can use fresh whipping cream in place of whipping cream powder and beat it till thick. Set this in the fridge till use.
Now take the cherries in a mixer and blend till it is crushed. Set aside.
Make syrup, take sugar, water and vanilla in a bowl and mix well. Syrup done.
Now take chocolate bar and use a peeler to make chocolate curls and grate it to make chocolate grates.
Now take the cooled cake, slit it in half. Place the cake in a plate, use strips of parchment paper to surround the cake. Now Brush the cake with syrup generously.
Spread the cake with some whipped cream. Top with some of the crushed cherries.
Place another cake on top, brush the top with some of the syrup again, then whipped topping and cherry topping. Repeat this for the four layers.
Now spread whipped cream all over the cake, top with chocolate curls, use chocolate grates and spread on the sides of the cake.
Now chill this whole cake for 1 or 2 hours.
Slice and serve.
1)I used a 7 to 8 cm round cake pan, I baked two cakes using this batter, it took me 2 mins to make a cake. if you use a bigger cake pan, then it will take lesser time. So bake accordingly. If you overbake the cake then it will turn hard.
2)This cake is perfect for making blackforest cake, because it absorbs the syrup a lot better.
3)My microwave has highest power of 800 watts.
4)This has to be done in normal micro mode, in which you cook your vegetables. This cake cannot be done in convection mode.
HERE IS A QUICK VIDEO:
|Take all your ingredients|
|take flour in a sifter|
|add in baking powder|
|and some baking soda|
|add in cocoa powder|
|Take sugar in a bowl|
|add in milk|
|and some vanilla|
|add in oil|
|mix till sugar is melted|
|add the sifted flour cocoa mix|
|add in vinegar|
|mix well...Batter done|
|Take a microwave safe bowl..This is to |
show the size of the bowl i am using
|place a parchment paper in the bottom|
|brush bottom with some oil|
|brush the sides as well|
|pour half of the batter in this|
|Place it inside the microwave|
|cook for 2 mins|
|cover and cook|
|invert it to a plate|
|peel the paper off|
|I baked another cake using the remaining batter|
|Now lets make the whipped cream, take whipping |
cream powder in a bowl
|pour in some ice cold water|
|beat it till it gets thick|
|cream whipped till stiff..|
|Now lets make the syrup, take sugar in a cup|
|add in half cup of water|
|add in vanilla|
|mix well, syrup done|
|Now take some cherries in a mixer|
|grind it coarsely|
|Now lets make chocolate curls, use a peeler |
to make chocolate curls
|Now slice the cake in half|
|Place it in a plate, use parchment paper strips to |
surround the cake, this is to give clean serving plate
|Dip brush inside the syrup|
|brush the cake generously|
|the cake will absorb the syrup nicely|
|now spread some cream|
|top with some of the crushed cherry|
|now place another cake over this and repeat the same steps|
|I went to 4 layers|
|now spread whipped cream all over the cake,|
|spread it on the sides too|
|now top the cake with chocolate curls|
|now take some chocolate grates|
|press it around the sides|
|now chill the cake for a hour|
|time to serve|