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Black Forest Cake

shatakchhi rai
30 minutes
Prep Time
120 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Black Forest Cake RECIPE

If you're a Black Forest Cake fan, I hope you try this version! And if you're not, maybe this recipe will convert you.The chocolate shavings make this Black Forest cake very forgiving in terms of decoration for those of us who are cake styling impaired :)

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Hard
  • Kids Birthday
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 1 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/4 cup butter
  6. 2 egg
  7. 225 grams whipped cream
  8. 200 grams cooking chocolate
  9. 1/4 cup sugar
  10. 1/4 cup water
  11. 2 tablespoon cherry juice
  12. 1 cup cherry


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and cocoa.
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar till creamy. Add eggs and beat till frothy. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  3. Beat well for a min. This measurement is for 1 chocolate cake. We will need 2 cakes like this. So repeat this process for the 2nd cake.
  4. Pour each separately prepared batter into a separate greased pan. Bake both cakes in a 350F pre-heated oven for 30-35 mins. Remove the baked cakes from the oven and cool on a cooling rack
  5. Meanwhile prepare a sugar syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. When the sugar syrup is ready, let it cool and add cherry
  6. Process 3-4 tbsp of cherry jam in a food processor till the filling is slightly crushed. Save the rest of the cherry jam as filling for later.
  7. Now, to assemble the cake, place the 1st layer of the chocolate cake on a platter. Drizzle with the cherry flavored sugar syrup till the cake is moist.
  8. Spread with one layer of whipped cream. Top with the processed cherry jam filling.
  9. Now place the 2nd layer of the cake. Spoon whipped cream onto the top layer and frost the cake using a spatula.
  10. After the whole cake has been frosted with the whipped topping, spoon some cherry jam onto the middle of the top cake layer.
  11. Now decorate around the cherry filling using a piping bag filled with whipped topping fitted with a star shaped nozzle.
  12. Grate the chocolate bar to get chocolate shavings. Sprinkle this on the sides of the cake
  13. Decorate the lower part of the cake with the star nozzle piping bag. And add cherries Refrigerate till you are ready to cut it. Enjoy!

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Mani Kaur
Mani Kaur   Jul-26-2018

I will make this for my kid.

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