Black forest cake

Black forest cake is an German dessert. Black forest is a mountain range situated in southwest Germany. The name Black forest cake is  Called Schwarzwälderkirschtorte in German, which means Black Forest Cherry Torte or Gateau.

Black forest cake

Black forest cake

Black forest cake consists of layers of sponge cake which has whipped cream in between. It is decorated with more whipped cream , cherries and chocolate shavings. This is my favorite cake. I prepared it for my sis- in-law’s birthday. And believe me it tastes so yummy.

Servings: 5-6 

Black forest cake

Black forest cake


For making cake base:

Powdered sugar: 1 cup

Oil: 1/4 cup

Maida or refined flour:  one+ 1/4 cup

Milk: 1 cup

Lemon juice: 2 tbsp

Vanilla essence: 2 tbsp

Baking powder: 1/2 tsp

Baking soda: 1/2 tsp

Milk: 1 cup

Cocoa powder: 1/4 cup

Salt: 1 tsp

Whipped cream : around 500 gm

Cherries: 1 cup

Chocolate shavings: as needed ( make it from dark chocolate compound)

Orange juice: 1 cup


For making chocolate base:

1. Take oil in  bowl. Add sugar and mix well with a beater.

2. Sieve maida, baking soda, cocoa powder and baking powder.

3. Add vanilla essence, milk, lemon juice to sugar mix and whisk.

4. Add refined flour or maida, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix everything.

5. Grease a cake tin. Pour the mix in this cake tin.

6. Bake on microwave high for 5-7 minutes. Cool it and keep aside.

Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake

I had prepared two chocolate cake bases.

7. Now put some orange juice or cherry syrup on top of the one base of cake. It will helps to make cake moist.

8. Spread whipped cream over it. Place other cake over it. Moist this second base again with orange juice.

9. Now spread whipped cake all around this cake. Level the cream with help of large knife.

10. Now put whipped cream in piping bag and make decorations as you want. Spread chocolate shavings in between and also on the sides.

11. Keep this cake in refrigerator for 1-2 hrs. Make slices and enjoy.



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