Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Black Forest Cake

             I am really passionate about making cakes and now I just make cake without any reason or occasion .But this time it’s my sister’s birthday who visited my place after her semester and I was really wanted to make a cake of her choice. This time she ask to make her favourite “Black Forest Cake” .Though I had made the same some time back and the result at that time was below satisfactory but this I was determine to make a cake with perfect sponginess, perfect in taste and perfect in decoration and I was very happy that this time it was The Perfect one. She was really happy and it was wonderful time that day.
             Few days back I made a chocolate cake and I used chocolate instead of cocoa powder, it was also too good and soft. I think it is the reason behind the success of the Black forest one, so presenting and sharing my experience of making “Black Forest Cake” with all of you and don’t forget to comment.    


Ingredients:

   For making basic sponge cake:
·        All-purpose flour – 1 cup.
·        Cocoa powder – 1 ½ tsp.
·        Baking powder – 1 tsp.
·        Baking soda- 1 tsp.
·        White Oil - 1/2 cup.
·        Egg – 6 nos.
·        Powder sugar – 1 cup.
·        Hot milk – ½ cup.
·        Vanilla essence – 1 ½ tsp.
 For Frosting:
·        Whipped Cream(after beat in stiff peak) – 1 medium bowl
(Before beating I had taken 7 – 8 tbsp. of whipped cream)
·        Icing sugar – 1 tbsp.(heaped).
·        Vanilla essence – 2 drops.
·        Cherries (for garnishing) – as required.
·        Grated chocolate – 1 ½ cup.
·        Strawberry syrup – 2 tsp.
·        Fresh cherry (for garnishing) – as required.

Method:
   For making basic sponge cake:
·        Separate the egg white and yolk keep these into clean different bowl.
·        Sieve together flour, baking powder ,baking  soda ,cocoa powder together and keep it in an another dry bowl.
·        Beat the egg white for 5 minutes or until it became soft peak.
·        Then add powder sugar and ½ tsp. vanilla essence in it and beat again till it become fluffy.
·        Now beat the egg yolk until it became frothy and light and now add rest vanilla essence and oil in it and beat 5 mints. Next add hot milk into it and beat for another 1-2 minutes in high speed.
·        Add the sieved dry ingredients in it and again fold it.
·        Next add the egg white mix into the yolk – flour mixture with spatula and mix well.
·        Grease the 8” ring cake mould and pour the batter into it.
·        Pre- heat the oven in 180 degree Celsius and bake for 1 hour.
·        Check for doneness by inserting a tooth peak, if it comes out clean, it is ready.    
·        Pull out from oven and let it be cool.
  For frosting:
·        Beat whipped cream using an electric beater or by hand for 5 mints in high speed or until it became stiff peak. Don’t beat much otherwise it will become butter.
·        Then add icing sugar and vanilla essence or as you like in it and beat more 2 mints.
  For garnishing the cake:
·        When the cake becomes cooled cut the cake horizontally into two using a sharp big cake cutter or knife.

·        Put 2 part s in two separate butter paper.
·        Spread 1 tbsp. of strawberry syrup into each of the divided portion of the cake placed.
·        Make a whipped cream sandwich using two parts of the cake also spread the upper surface of the upper cake and circular side of the whole cake.
·        Spread again grated dark chocolate all over the cake and decorate the cake with the rest whipped cream using a nozzle as you wish.

·        Finally garnish with fresh cherry over the decorated cake.
·        It’s ready for the party…..   




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