Black Forest Cake | How to make Black Forest Cake

By Vaishali Trivedi  |  13th Sep 2015  |  
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About Black Forest Cake Recipe

Black Forest Cake is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Black Forest Cake by Vaishali Trivedi has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 8 people. You can find Black Forest Cake at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Black Forest Cake takes few minutes for the preparation and 40 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Black Forest Cake is a good option for you. The flavour of Black Forest Cake is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Black Forest Cake on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Black Forest Cake recipe on the page below.

Black Forest Cake

Ingredients to make Black Forest Cake

  • For chocolate base - 140 gms plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • baking powder - 1& 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (200gms) condensed milk
  • 60 ml melted butter or margarine
  • vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • For topping - 2 cups whipped cream
  • 20-25 chopped glazed cherries
  • 1/2 cup sugar syrup
  • 2 tbsp of cherry liquor

How to make Black Forest Cake

  1. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder together. Mix the condensed milk, melted butter, vanilla essence and 75 ml. of water and beat well.
  2. Add the prepared sieved flour-cocoa baking soda mixture and mix gently with a spatula. The batter should be of dropping consistency. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted 175 mm. (7") diameter tin.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degree celsius for 25 minutes or till done. The cake is ready when it leaves the sides of the tin and is springy to touch.
  4. When ready, remove from the oven and leave aside for 1 minute. Invert the tin over a rack and tap sharply to unmould the cake. Keep aside to cool.
  5. Place the chocolate cake on a turntable and slice the cake horizontally into 3 equal parts. Keep aside.
  6. Combine the sugar syrup and cherry liquor in a bowl to make the soaking syrup and keep it aside. Soak the bottom layer of the chocolate cake with 1/3 of the soaking syrup. Spread 1/2 cup of cream on the soaked layer of the cake. Put 1/2 the cherries on top and sandwich with the second layer of the chocolate cake.
  7. Repeat the steps to make one more layer on top. Soak the topmost layer of the chocolate cake with the remaining soaking syrup. Spread the remaining cream evenly on the top and at the sides of the cake.
  8. Garnish with the remaining cream and cherries. Transfer the cake onto the cake board and refrigerate for 20 minutes to set.

Reviews for Black Forest Cake (4)

shivani chodankar2 years ago

can we make this cake in pressure cooker. pls suggest

Vrutant Dedhia2 years ago


Honey Bunch2 years ago

Can we use normal milk instead of condensed

Annam Shri3 years ago

Finally! Been searching for a black forest recipe and it looks fabulous i must say :D Please suggest an alternate for cherry liquor?

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