Monday, July 9, 2012

The Iconic Black Forest Gateau


Do you want to make someone special to really enjoy a delicious 
cake.A cake filled with whipped cream and luscious red cherries for that perfect celebration ?
Yesterday was my hubbys birthday and I made this cake for him.It was a moment to cherish ... here is a recipe that can make any girl win her man's heart ...

Ingredients for the cake

  • 125 gms all purpose flour
  • 150 gms powder sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
Baking
Preheat oven 190 C .Grease the baking pan, I used a 9 inch dia pan. Sieve the flour,cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and corn flour 3 times together.
Beat the eggs and sugar well with a beater approximately for 10 min or till it becomes fluffy. Add vanilla essence and beat for another minute.Now gently fold it with sifted flour and mix softly so that air does not escape. Now shift this batter to the baking pan.
Bake first ten minutes at 190 C and and reduce to 180 C.Bake for 30-35 minutes, check with a toothpick till its done. Once done let it sit for 5 min then remove the cake from the pan to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cut horizontaly into 2-3 layers.

For filling

  • 1/2 tin canned cherries
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp corn flour
  • 600 ml whipped cream (I used 3 packs of Blue bird whipped cream)
Whisk the 3 packs of blue bird whipping cream with cold water as per instructions. Refrigerate it. Reserve half of the cherries for decoration and the remaining half can be finely chopped.
Mix 1 tsp of corn flour in 2 tbsp of cherry syrup and keep aside.Bring a  half cup of cherry syrup to boil and the above corn flour mix and boil till it thickens. Remove from the flame and add the add lime juice and keep aside to cool.

Assembly

Reserve half of the cream for icing the top, take the remaining half add the chopped cherries and mix nicely.
Place the bottom most layer of sponge cake on the serving plate, sprinkle 1/3 of prepared syrup and spread 1/3 of the cherry mixed whipped cream over it.Repeat the same with the remaining layers. Spread the remaining cream with the cherries on the top and sides.

Decoration

  • 1/2 cup grated semisweet chocolate / dark chocolate
  • reserved cherries
Sprinkle and pack the sides with the grated chocolate.Fill the whipped cream in a piping back with your choice of tip.And make small swirls on the edge with a 1/4 inch gap.Top it with cherries.Sprinkle the remaining grated chocolate on the center. Chill well before serving.Note: Adding corn flour to cake makes the cake texture lighter.
And the special midnight celebration when I wished him with the cake : )

28 comments:

Kavitha said...

Cake looking delicious....

Az said...

WOW.. looks so graceful! Love it!

Sayantani said...

so well made. belated b'day wishes to your husband.

Devi said...

What a yummiee surprise!.. looks perfectly done Satya!

PT said...

wonderful cake.. excellent surprise..

Priya said...

Cake looks prefect,absolutely irresistible and divine..

R.Punitha said...

Hi Satya ,


this black forest cake is

my favourite :))))

Looks Great and YummY!!!
Keep on Dear...

Julie said...

my favorite cake too,yummy!!

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sowmya's creative saga said...

awesome!!!!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

perfect cake...

Ganga Sreekanth said...

wow...perfect cake n it looks so tempting dear...loved its texture.color n everything..

Charu Srivastava said...

what a beautiful cake...happy to follow u

jeyashrisuresh said...

beautiful cake nicely done

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

superb... tempting more...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Rekha said...

perfect and well made!!! very delicious cake..
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Arti said...

Some special moments made memorable for life... Love the cake, so yummy and please convey my belated happy birthday wishes to your hubby. :)

Anu said...

Looks so yummy..it has come out so perfect..

Spice up the Curry said...

very very beautiful looking cake...

Shri said...

Lovely Saty!

bhavna said...

perfect cake for special moment....yummmy..

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Well made. So perfect and tempting.

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Ez Cookbook said...

super yummy black forest cake... tanks for joining us... following u...

Beena.stephy said...

Yummy block forest.Super blog Thank u for follow me

Padhu said...

Cake looks superb! Wonderful way to celebrate

Vidhya said...

Cake looks fabulous.Belated birthday wishes to your Hubby.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Cake looks awesome and tempting...

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

Awww...that's a beaaaaaautiful cake! Your man is very lucky!

Archana said...

Superb cake.

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