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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Black Forest Cake

Merry Christmas Everyone!. This recipe states the easiest Black Forest Cake preparation this Christmas Eve. Black Forest Cake is an extremely popular German Gateau/ Dessert/Cake is otherwise called as 'Black Forest Cherry Torte'. Black Forest cake is mostly done without alcohol and can be made eggless.U can add 2-3 well beaten egg to the cake Mixture in Step 3.U need to Chill-bake it for 2 hours atleast beore serving. Enjoy Delicious and Happy Christmas!. Enjoy Ur Meal!. Bonappetit!.

Black Forest Cake - Layered Chocolate Sponge cake with cream and soaked in cherry syrup and garnished with cream and grated chocolate
    120ml condensed milk
    60 gm butter
    1 cup refined  flour
    2 or 2 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
    3/4 tsp baking powder
    100 gms castor sugar or confectioners' sugar
    1 1/2 cup cream
    2 tbsp powdered sugar or confectioners' sugar
    20 cherries - finely chopped

For Cherry Syrup:
    1 cup or 150 gm fresh cherries
    1/4 cup water
    2 tbsp granulated sugar or confectioners' sugar
For the Garnish
    3-4 tbsp bittersweet chocolate - grated
    1.Preheat the Oven to 350 F .
    2.Sift the refined flour with cocoa powder and baking powder.
    3.Stir in condended milk,sugar and 50 gm butter and beat well.
    4.Grease the baking pan and pour in the cake mixture and bake it for 22 to 25 mins or till a toothpick comes out clean,inserted at the centre of the cake.Allow it to cool for 10 mins.
    5.Meanwhile,Prepare cherry syrup and keep it aside.
    6.Prepare the filling by whipping cream with sugar till creamy.Keep it aside.
    7.Slice the cake horizontally in to 3 parts.Soak it with cherry syrup by pouring few spoons over each slices evenly. Spread the cream filling, sprinkle chopped cherry and place a slice on top. Again apply cream, sprinkle chopped cherries and place the last slice on top so that the slices get sandwiched with cream evenly.
    8.Cover the top and the sides with whipped cream and sprinkle grated chocolate flakes over it and garnish with 5 - 6 Cherries on top.
    9.Refrigerate it for 2 hours atleast and serve it chilled.
For preparing the Cherry Syrup:
    1.De-seed the cherries and pulse it fine many times.
    2.Boil the pureed Cherries with 1/4 cup water and granulated sugar.Stir it till the sugar gets dissolved.
    3.Stir-cook it for 15 mins on low flame or till it gets thick.Turn off the flame.
    4.Leave the syrup to cool for 20 mins.Refridgerate it after collecting the syrup in a jar. 

Submitting this recipe post to 'Let's Cook - Lets Bake and Be Merry' Event hosted by Radhika's Tickling Palates
then the 'Bake Fest 2 -Sinful Delights' Event hosted by Vardhini of  Zesty Palette
Christmas Delicacy' Event by Julie's Erivum Puliyum

then the 'Serve it -Baked Sweet' Event hosted by Krithi of Krithi's Kitchen and Denny
  'Jingle All the Way' Event  hosted by Kavi of Edible Entertainment
Pari's 'Only Cookies and Cakes 'Event hosted by Foodelicious
'Bake Fest 2' Event hosted by Sangee Vijay of  Spicy Treats 
, and  Pranati's 'Yummy Dessert' Event hosted by Delicious Recipes

List of Christmas Sweets/Bakes/Desserts:

Caramel Bread Cake
Cornflour Lemon Cake
Quick Chocolate Cake
Pineapple Cake
Special Semolina Cake 
Ragi Paniyaram Cake
Choco Tarts
Masala (Khara) Biscuits
Pineapple Drops
Custard Cookies
Pineapple Drops
Cashew Cookie
Horlicks Oats Cookies
Cashew Macaroon
Choco Tarts
Chocolate Exotica
Chocolate Mousse
Butter Twist
Stuffed Choco Truffles
Choco Puff Sticks
Digestive Biscuits
Simple Scones
Gingery Cornflakes Muffins
Cashew Caramelized Tarts

Tender Coconut Oats Pudding
Panchamirtha Fruity Nuts Salad

Mini Jalebi(Jangiri)
Milk Khoya(Paal Khova)
Coconut Dates Laddu
Achu Muruku(Rose Cookies)
Pineapple Rasgulla
Idli Bread Jamun
SweetPotato Stuffed Pozhi
Sweet Potato Laddu
Apple Jalebi
Pathaneer Kanji (Porridge)
Pathaneer Sweet Vivika
Shahi Tukre
Semolina Cake(Love cake)
Semolina Kesari
Apple Fritters
Jackfruit Fritters
Nendhra Pazham Sweet Chips
Sweet Squares
Caramelized White Pumpkin(Petha)
Caramelized Gooseberry
Caramelized Potato Wedges
Caramelized Popcorn
Caramelized Cashews Tarts
IceCream Fry
Uzhunthang Kazhi(Uraddal Sweet)
Ezy Banana Dessert

Halwa Recipes:
Peanut Halwa(Vaer Kadalai Halwa)
Watermelon Halwa
Dates Halwa
Black Halwa(Karupu Halwa)
Jackfruit Halwa
Beetroot Halwa
Pomegranate Halwa
Bread Oats Halwa
Carrot Halwa

Payasam(Kheer or Milky Dessert):
Noodles Payasam
Banana Badham Payasam
Yoghurt Payasam
Wheat Payasam
Rice Flakes Payasam(Aval Payasam)
Orange Kheer
Vermicelli Kheer

Roasted Cashewnuts
Cheese Triangles
Green Moongdal Samosa
Maida Ghee Murukku
Spinach Pakoras
Cashew Packoras
Celery Vadai
Spinach Uzhunthu(Uraddal) Vada
Palak Paneer Springrolls
Beetroot Mutton Kebab
Grilled Green Kebab
Macaroni Pepper Fry
Bread Bajji
Bread Chicken Cutlet
Masala Potato Fries
Chennai Curd(Dahi) Vadas
Sweet Mixer
Ragi Kara Paniyaram
Bittergourd Dal Vada(Pakarkai Vadai)
Peanut Vada(Vaerkadalai Vadai)
Fish Pakora
Bread Greens Pakora
Sweet Potato Cutlet
Thekua - Fried Biscuits

Cornflakes Mixer/Caramelized Cornflakes
Spicy and Caramelized Noodles


நண்டு @நொரண்டு -ஈரோடு said...


Amina Creations said...

wow... black forest cake looks yummy... amazing collection of recipes... bookmarked...

Unknown said...

another great recipe and it seems simple to make....can you also tell me the diffrence between icing sugar and ground sugar?or are they the same?

Unknown said...

Marry christmas to u and ur family. Black forest cake looks perfect and fabulous...

Faseela said...

wow....awesome dear...done it wonderfully...superb

The Narcissist said...

Looking yup as always :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot @ Chandrani.
Both are same @ Alka

Unknown said...

wow .. it's amazing

Veronica's Kitchen said...

Merry Christmas! The cake looks moist and delicious!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

lipsmaciking...simply love your perfection..
thanks for the wonderful festive links..;)
Tasty Appetite

Aarthi said...

awesome cake

Kavi said...

yummy cake! black forest is an all time favorite! :)

Sangeetha M said...

its my long time wish to bake black forest cake, u have done it well and it looks so tempting...nice recipe!!
thanks for linking it to bake fest
Spicy Treats
Ongoing Event : Bake Fest # 2
Do participate in My 300th Post Giveaway-ends by 31st Dec

Vardhini said...

Wow .. cake looks tempting and nice collection of recipes. Thx for linking to the event.

Event: Sinful Delights
Event: Stuffed Paratha

Kavi said...

Thanks so much for participating in Jingle All The Way. I’ve posted the Roundup here. Do have a look.
Also, I’m hosting Kid's Delight - Something Sweet for Jan 16th-Feb15th 2012. I would love to have your posts linked there. :-)
Kavi (Edible Entertainment)