Jan 012015

First of all sorry for the delay in posting this recipe. I have taken quite a time to post this recipe. Few weeks back, I posted a link asking my readers to pick one cake among 3 given choices and the winning cake recipe that was requested is Black Forest Cake. I posted the link in 3 forums and the combined maximum entries were for Black forest cake.


Well, I actually have a version of black forest cake already in the site where I used store-bought frosting. For preparing the sponge for this cake, I referred the recipe in cookingshooking.in (I modified the measurements slightly). So for today’s recipe, I made a home-made version of frosting which was pretty easy to make and delicious too. Instead of cherries, I used strawberries as they are in season now and the frosting I used is cream-based frosting as there was lot of cream available in my pantry. So, hope you enjoy this recipe of mine πŸ™‚


Makes: 8 pieces Preparation time: 30 mins

Baking time: 20-25 mins

For cake:

All-purpose flour/maida – ΒΎ cup

Cocoa powder – 1/8 cup

Powdered sugar – ΒΎ cup

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Butter – 1 tbsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Buttermilk – ΒΎ cup

For frosting:

Icing sugar – 2 tbsp

Thick cream – 1 cup

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Sugar syrup/water – 3 tbsp

For topping:

Diary milk/chocolate bar – 30 gms (To make the shavings)

Cherries/strawberries – 8

Mint leaves – garnish



Preparing cake

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180Β°C. Grease a cake tin with butter and sprinkle some plain flour all over it. Place aside.
  2. Take the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat it together till a nice creamy mixture is formed.
  3. Add the vanilla essence and buttermilk and mix well. A thick creamy batter forms.
  4. Into this, sift the all-purpose flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and incorporate all the ingredients well. Make sure everything is combined well.
  5. Pour this into the greased cake tin and bake at 180Β°C for 20-25 mins till an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let it cool and place in the refrigerator for atleast 1 hour or overnight.


Preparing frosting

  1. Either whisk or blend the cream till it forms a thick mixture.
  2. Add the icing sugar, vanilla essence and blend once again till stiff peaks are formed.
  3. Refrigerate till use.


Assembling the cake

  1. Remove the cake from refrigerator and cut horizontally into 2 parts.
  2. Place the lower half of the cake on an inverted plate or a turn table if you have one.
  3. Spread about ΒΌ cup of frosting all over it.
  4. Place the upper half of the cake over this and spread some sugar syrup or water over this.
  5. Spread the remaining frosting all over it. Also apply frosting all around the sides of the cake too.IMG_0842IMG_0846IMG_0849IMG_0850IMG_0851IMG_1095
  6. Place the cherries or strawberries on the cake, sprinkle chocolate shavings all over the cake. I added some chocolate sauce over the strawberries and topped them with mint leaves for a good color.
  7. Eggless black forest cake is ready to enjoy.
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  4 Responses to “Eggless Black Forest Cake (With home-made frosting)”


    Super start for the new year! Always wanted to try this. Looks beautiful. Wish you success and good health for 2015 .



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