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Black Forest Cake

 Published 2009-May-04   Updated 2017-Aug-01

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(Blackforest Cake, Black Forest Gâteau, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, Black Forest Cherry-Torte)

Black Forest Cake

Recipe for Black Forest Cake

Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8-12

Ingredients

For Cake

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1/2 cup (50 gms)
  • Cocoa Powder - 1/2 cup (50 gms)
  • Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
  • Butter - 1 cup (100 gms)
  • Eggs - 6
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

For Frosting

  • Heavy Whipping Cream (Double Cream) - 1 pint
  • Sugar - as needed
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Cherries - 1 can
  • Chocolate Bar - 1 (grated/shaved)
  • Chocolate Rice - as needed

For Syrup

  • Water/ Syrup from cherry can - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

Black Forest Cake

Method

For the Cake

  1. Sieve together the all purpose flour (maida) and cocoa powder into a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave.
  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl using a hand blender until it becomes very creamy and frothy.
  4. Mix together all the wet ingredients (melted butter, sugar, vanilla essence) along with the beaten eggs.
  5. Finally fold in the dry ingredients (flour + cocoa) with the wet ingredients.
  6. Mix everything nicely with a wooden spoon until you get a smooth batter.
  7. Grease a cake pan with butter and dust some flour and cocoa powder on it and keep it ready.
  8. Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake it in a oven preheated to 350 degree F (180 C) for about 40-45 minutes.
  9. Check if the cake is done by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake. It should come out clean.
  10. Switch off the oven and cool the cake before applying the syrup and frosting.

For the Syrup

  1. Pour the cherry syrup/plain water into a small sauce pan.
  2. Add the sugar to it and bring it to a boil.
  3. Finally add the vanilla essence to the syrup and keep aside. (Traditionally a tbsp of rum is added to the sugar syrup.)

For the Frosting

  1. Beat the whipping cream with enough sugar and vanilla essence until a nice fluffy frosting is ready.(You could also use frozen whipped cream.)

Final Cake Assembling

  1. Cut the top to make it flat before applying the frosting.
  2. Cut the cake laterally into 3 equal circles.
  3. Take all the 3 pieces and pierce it with a fork at random places. This will help the syrup to penetrate into the cake.
  4. Add few spoonfuls of the syrup on each cake piece and let the cake absorb it. This step is very very important to make the cake moist and delicious.
  5. Take a cake stand or serving dish and place one piece of cake.
  6. Apply a generous amount of frosting and top it with chopped cherries, choclate shavings and chocolate rice.
  7. Place the second piece of cake on top and apply the frosting and toppings.
  8. Top it with the 3rd slice of cake.
  9. Apple the remaining frosting on top of the cake and on all the sides.
  10. Sprinkle chocolate shavings (grated chocolate bar) and chocolate rice on top and all around the cake.
  11. Top the cake with cherries. Yummy black forest cake is ready.

Black Forest Cake

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Person   ()
The egg white and yolk must be separated i think...i used the exact ingredients...but it became so hard like a biscuit
Person   ()
You need to reduce the cooking temperature and time. Every oven is little different.
Person   ()
Great article with beautiful pics this is very rare combination, this is my goodness that I found it
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
Thanks for the wonderful and simple language cake recipe
Person   ()
Enjoy!
Person   ()
Does it really need 6 eggs? 6 eggs for 1/2 cup flour sounds a little too much. Will it give away the egg smell after it is done ? or is there any substitutes I can add, reducing the no of eggs ?
Person   ()
Can i use 7" baking pan?
Person   ()
yes you can.
Person   ()
I tried at home.. really wonderful outcome.. very spongy and yumm.. keep sharing..
Person   ()
Thanks for sharing your feedback.
Person   ()
Madam, may i know whats the size of the baking pan you've used to bake this cake..
Person   ()
I have used 8" baking pan.
Person   ()
THANKS for the info.. can i use 7' pan for this recipe..?
Person   ()
தமிழில் படிக்க ஆசை எனக்கு ஆங்கிலம் தெரியாது
Person   ()
can you please use google translate. It will give a fairly good translation. In future may be we will have a multi lingual facility.
Person   ()
hi i was in search of this cake only thnks its yummy............delicious.😋😊
Person   ()
Try it and enjoy!!
Person   ()
sooooooooooooo niceeeeeeeeeeee
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
Hi I use oven to bake the cake if I keep it for 180 degrees and 45 minutes my cake in the upper part is over cooked and lower part is not cooked wts the reason. Am I baking wrongly I use IFB microwave oven
Person   ()
Hi Ramya, Each oven is different and the temperatures vary.The timing depends on this as well as the cake pan used. for e.g : non stick pan cooks differently from glass pans etc. Next time, cook at a slightly lower temperature. After experimenting a couple of times, you will get it right.
Person   ()
hi mam plzz tell me how much time i beat the eggs and amul whipping cream is ok ,
Person   ()
about 5 minutes
Person   ()
Yummy
Person   ()
:-)
Person   ()
Hi i made this delicious recipe for my sons birthday today...the cake is not thick enough to my liking but all around great recipe!! Delicious...You might want to state how much sugar to make the whiled cream 😉 for people who make cakes once a year that might keep them on edge lol
Person   ()
Hi Andree, Thanks for the suggestion. Will try to include elaborate details.
Person   ()
i want to make this cake but not in oven. so can you suggest me how much time i should keep in cooker and fast or slow gas. plz tell me.
Person   ()
Hi Swarali, I haven't tried baking this cake in the cooker. I'm sure you can try it. First cook it for 30 minutes and check if it is cooked using a toothpick. Cook another 5-10 minutes if required.
Person   ()
wonderful ,nice its very tasty
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
can you tell me for is this half kg of cake?? and i want to it but i dont have oven so can i cook in cooker for 30 min and use same receipe??
plz reply me at earliest.
Person   ()
Hello,
How will the cake rise if we dindnt add baking soda?
And what about baking powder?
It is needed or not?
Person   ()
The cake uses lot of eggs which helps in raising. You do not need anything else.
Person   ()
But it wont give very strong smell of egg?

can we add baking soda n powder and reduce no of eggs
Person   ()
looking so delicious.. may i know the total time of making?
Person   ()
Cooking takes about 45 minutes and the decoration would take another 1 hour. Totally you will need about 2.5-3 hours from start to finish.
Person   ()
It came perfect..but the only.problem was it came as In a shape of mountain...I didn't know the reason....can you tell me how to get in a perfect round shape while baking....
Person   ()
In place of eggs what can I use??
Person   ()
I will try to upload the recipe for eggless black forest cake sometime. For now, do google and try to find some suitable recipe. I am so sorry I couldn't help you.
Person   ()
NICE CAKE. MY FAVOURITE CAKE.
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
Please,recommend a method to be used instead of microwave oven
Person   ()
You can make cake in pressure cooker.... Check out my pressure cooker cake recipe..
Person   ()
Hi,I don't have a microwave oven....so what to do???
Person   ()
May you please help by answering whether i can use fresh cream and make it heavy whipped cream by whipping it?
Person   ()
Hi Qwerty, Yes you can. As long as the fat content in the cream is above 30 % it will whip up.
Person   ()
How many cups are meant by 1 Pint of whipping cream?
Person   ()
2 cups

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Old Comments

Comment by Girija Moholkar
            Hi...i want to try this recipe for my husband's b'day which is tomorrow..however i have one doubt, you have not mentioned either baking soda or baking powder but in one of your comments you said you cannot replace baking soda with powder...so just wanted to confirm if i should use baking soda or powder or none...
Thanks
 
Reply :-
           Hi Girija, This is a pretty dense cake and does not need baking powder or soda. The syrup that we add makes it moist.
           The comment was a general doubt. For any recipe, you can use baking soda even if the recipe says baking powder but not vice versa.

Comment by Mugdha Chandakkar
        Can i try this receipe in microwave oven or i need to do something different? Also i was interested in the carrot -walnut-wheat flour cake which can be made in micro. can u suggest the receipe.
Thanks
 
Reply :-
        I've not made in the microwave. So i'm not sure of the timings.

Comment by bharati shukla
         do i need to preheat the oven & thn for how much mins i have to bake? (2)do i need to put the whole batter at once i mean it will bake n come out or i have to divide into 2prts & can i keep the batter to bake afterwards incase it doesnt fit in 1bowl
 
Reply :-
        The oven has to be preheated to 350 degrees F and the cake has to be baked for 40-45 minutes. That's the timing for the entire dough in one cake pan. You can divide the dough into 2 and bake in 2 pans or store for later use. In that case the baking time will reduce.

Comment by tanu kaushik
             Wonderful receipe ;can we use baking powder for cake.
 
Reply :-
         Hi Tanu,  Thank You.
         When any recipe calls for baking soda, please use only baking soda. You can substitute baking soda for baking powder but not vice versa.

Comment by nava sha
         i tried ur cake.it quite nice to do...
 
Reply :-
        Thank You.

Comment by ritul jain
        hi ,
        can we make this cake without egg. please reply
 
Reply :-
        I will try to upload eggless chocolate cake recipe soon. You can make that and proceed to make black forest.

Comment by ABHA AGRAWAL
           could you pl. tell me whether i could use something other than egg and the quantity.
Thanks!
 
Reply :-
        You can google and find many eggless chocolate cake recipes online. You can try with one of those recipes.

Comment by roomie senior
         Thanks for inspiring even me to cook.!
Btw which brand and variety of box cake would you recommend to substitute making this cake from scratch.

Thanks!
 
Reply :-
         Hi akka, you can use any chocolate cake mix and make this cake.

Comment by anisha sunny
         could u please tell me whether i could use something other than whipping cream and how much? please.......
 
Reply :-
         I'm sorry but I don't think you can replace whipping cream for this particular recipe.

Comment by sucheta prusty
         great site.... simple and sumptuos recipes....helpful for beginners like me :)
 
Reply :-
         Thank You.

Comment by Rani Gnanaolivu on 25 November 2009 15:23PM
           Can you give me the measure of whipping cream in cups or in grams.
 
Reply :-
         Hey rani, That should be approximately 4 cups of whipping cream.

Comment by Michelle Rampiarah  on 12 May 2009 10:29AM
            Hi. . Hope you well the black forest cake receipe is excellent, i baked two cakes this weekend and it came out superb. Thanks again.
 
Reply : -
         Thats great to hear!!!

Comment by Reyad Rahman on 12 May 2009 09:11AM
            I tried and enjoyed black forest cake. It really delicious.
 
Reply : -
         Thats great Reyad!!!!

Comment by Michelle Rampiarah  on 05 May 2009 06:10AM
            Hmmm hello :-) just wanna thank you for the lovely receipe. I'm going to try it out this weekend.. You're incredible, keep them coming. Chow Chow..
 
Reply : -
         sure ... more recipes on the way.... do try the cake and let me know the outcome..

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