Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Eggless Black Forest Cake - Ishani's Birthday

A moist, dark chocolate cake filled with cherries and whipped cream, and garnished with chocolate curls. This very popular and well-known cake originates from Germany.

Yummy, it’s enough just to imagine a creamy, delicious black forest cake and you can already feel your mouth water! Now, stop dreaming and drooling over your cake fantasies and make them reality by trying this black forest cake….

I made this cake for my daughter's birthday as she was glued to black forest cake only....I was out of any choice. I got this recipe from a eggless baking book. I made two 8" cake. I was trying this recipe for the first time. While decorating the cake I cut the hump and tasted it, I realised that cake is not that sweet so I will advise you to add 1/2 cup more sugar then the recipe given bellow.

Ingredients:1cup  beaten curd
1 cup  castor sugar(1/2 cup additional for sweeter taste)
1/2 cup  refined oil (in summer) / 3/4 cup  refined oil (in winter)
1 3/4 cup  flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp  coco powder
2 tbsp  crushed walnuts
1/4 cup  thums up/coco cola

Beat Castor sugar,refined oil,curd and vanilla essence together; now sieve flour,coco powder and baking soda together and add to the mixture; mix well and lastly add walnuts n thums up...give a quick mix and pour it in a greased pan n bake it in a pre heat oven at 220 C or 425 F for about 35 mins. Let it cool. I took the cake out after 30 mins. I was not in a hurry so I did rest of the work next day. Take out the hump, if it is there. One of my cake got some. As I told you that my cake was not sweet I needed to add some extra sugar, I took a bowl and mix  two teaspoon sugar with some coke (around 2 tablespoon. Then I poured this syrup with the spoon on the cake by adding little bit at a time. The cake absorbed the syrup and it was sweet this time :-)  
I personally don't like cherry jam so I layered it with chocolate fudge (store bought). I've used cool whip lite for the icing. I'm not happy with it because it was melting very fast. Next time probably I wont use it. I used chocolate fudge over the cake and wrapped it with chocolate curls. To make chocolate curls shave the chocolate with the peeler. Decorated with cherries and Pirouette.

Sending this to Delicious Dessert Event


  1. Vatsi..This is one of my favorites.I simply love Black forest...Thanks a lot for the recipe dear..

  2. Wow it looks beautiful, seriously very well decorated Vatsala. Can you please also post how to get the outside effect. What type of material we should use for that? I have used only whipped cream topping or fruit so far.

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  3. Well made cake, I'm sure the daughter must have loved it.


  4. yur gurl is indeed lucky!Lovely entry



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