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Saturday, 27 April 2013

BLACKFOREST CAKE




Hi friends, this is one of my first post in this blog and so I thought would start with something special. Now, what could be more better than YUMMY Black forest cake.... I dont  know how well I will be able to carry this page out. Anyway, I need your prayers and support for this blog... Tankyou..


Ingredients:

For the cake:
  1. Cake flour - 1/2 cup
  2. Cocoa powder -1/3 cup
  3. salt -1/4 tsp
  4. eggs -4 large
  5. Sugar -2/3 cup
  6. Butter melted- 40gms
  7. vanilla essence - 1tsp
For cream:
  1. whipping cream - 2 cups
  2. icing sugar- 5 tbsp
  3. vanilla essence- 1 tsp
 
For syrup:
  1. cherry syrup/sugar syrup- to just soak the cake layers
  2. cherries- 5-6 chopped
 
For decoration:
  1. chocolate dark- 100 gms
  2. cherries whole- 6-8
 
 


Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F.
  2. Grease a 6 or 7 inch baking tin and line with parchment or wax paper.
  3. sift together first three ingredients and keep aside.
  4. In a bowl whisk together eggs and sugar with whisk and place it over a hot boiling water bath and keep on whisking until the mixture is luke warm. Just touch the mixture and it shoud be slightly warm.
  5. Now using an electric beater, beat the ingredients until it forms a pale thick mixture.
  6. add vanilla essence and beat again.
  7. now add the dry ingredients in three parts and mix with spatula taking care that air does not escape.
  8. Add some of the cake batter to melted butter and add the butter mixture to the rest of the cake batter.
  9. Transfer it onto a baking tin and bake for 20-25 mins.
  10. after the cake is fully baked when press gently down the cake it will bounce back(i.e. the cake is soft) and skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  11. cool the cake completely on a wire rack. peel of the parchment paper. And slice the cake into 2 or 3 layers horizontally.
For the cream:
  1. place the cream in a deep bowl and chill it along with the whisk of electric beatr in the freezer for about 15-20 mins.
  2. take out of the freezer and add sugar and vanilla essence and whip until stiff and forms peaks.
  3. Transfer some to a piping bag with star nozzle.
For chocolate shavings:
  1. chop the chocolate with a sharp knife to thin long strips.
Assembling:
  1. Place one of the cake layers on a cake stand and insert some parchment paper strips all under the cake  to avoid mess.
  2. now soak the cake with sugar or cherry syrup. Do not over soak, the cake may turn damp.
  3. put some chopped cherries over it apply cream and then overlap with the next cake layer.
  4. repeat the proces and lay the third layer.
  5. coat with thick layer of cream so that crumbs do not come up or coat the cake with a thin layer at first.keep the cake in fridge wen the cream becomes dry coat with second thick layer of cream.
  6. With piping bag draw designs over the cake. put some chopped cherries and dark chocolate shavings...
The cake is ready.. yum yum...