Monday, July 11, 2011

Eggless Blackforest Cake


Its time to Celebrate ...
Today is my dear Hubby's Birthday also my 55th post....What more i want to Celebrate...

I started out this blog, the very same month last year and i posted about guess just 3 recipes and then just forgot the blog...I was very busy with work...Didn't have much time to do anything...felt really guilty....Then i wanted this blog space to be all about my favs...So then included my makeup & skincare addiction...But then i started out proper blogging only in the month of March and renamed my blogspot with a relevant name ...So i can call it a roller coaster ride with it shares of both ups and downs....So from now on i will be a regular and plan for the 100th post atleast before this year end :)..
So wish me goodluck..Coming back to the cake

I wanted to make Blackforest cake for my hubby's birthday...because that is the first ever layered cake i tasted :D

So i actually used the recipe for Eggless chocolate cake from here Also saw so many videos on you tube about assembling the cake and referred VegBowl


And I bought heart shaped cake tin just for this :) ...It was perfect :D

Ok now to the recipe


Ingredients

For the Cake

condensed milk - 1/2 tin (200 grams)
self raising flour -125 gms
cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp levelled Spoon
baking soda - 1/2 tsp
melted butter - 60 ml
vanilla essence - 1 tsp
water - 100ml


For the frosting:

dark chocolate - grated 2 cups
fresh cream - 400 gm
Sugar - 5 to 6 Tbsp

For the filling:

cherries - 1 cup pitted and chopped
Full cherries for final decoration - 10

To be mixed into a soaking syrup:

sugar - 4 tbsn
water - Sugar


Method

For the Cake

1.Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda bi-carb together.

2.Mix the condensed milk, flour mixture, 100 ml. of water, the vanilla essence and melted butter thoroughly.

3.Pour the cake mixture into a greased and dusted 150 mm. or 175 mm. (6" or 7") diameter tin.

4.Bake in a hot oven at 200 degree C (400 degree F) for 10 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 180 degree C (350 degree F) and bake for a further 15 minutes.

5.The cake is ready when it leaves the sides of the tin and is springy to touch. When ready, takeout from the oven and leave for 1 minute. Invert the tin over a rack and tap sharply to remove.

6.Cool the cake.


For the Frosting

1. Cool the Bowl and the Hand Whisk in the freezer for about half hour
2. Now pour the chilled Fresh cream , Vanilla essence ,now add the sugar and whisk till peaks are formed
3.Refrigerate till use

For the Syrup

1. warm the water and dissolve the sugar and keep aside

Final Assembling

Now Cut the cake horizontally either 3 or 4 layers .

Take one layer and put it on the Plate and then sprinkle some 3- 4 tspns of sugar syrup .

Now spread the Cream on that layer and add some pitted and chopped cherries evenly

Now place the next layer and repeat the above steps till you place the last layer on the top

Finally decorate by applying cream all over the cake and decorate with the chocolate shavings/Strands and cherries..

And refrigerate overnight so that the syrup soaks the cake well :)



Can you see the layers..and the chopped cherry peeking out ?

Happy Birthday Dear Hubby :)
Thank you so very much...Without your support this cake would have never been possible...:D


Love,
Varshini


Info: I was unable to grate the chocolate due to clumsy hands...So i decorated with Chocolate Strands/Rice :)

25 comments:

  1. Wowwww Varshini... It looks sooooooo yummy :) I am drooling here asusual :D Hope you guys have a great time today :) Your hubby is really lucky :) Also 'All the Best' for your 100th post :)

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  2. OMG...drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool...snatches it up from the pic and gobble gobbbbbbbbbble....yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :D

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  3. het its so yum.. Have a blast with your hubby.. All the best for your 100 posts...

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  4. Are those your pics? The cake looks AMAZING! Like Aarthi, I'm totally drooling!

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  5. That looks yum and wishing ur husband a very happy bday!

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  6. its a lovely yummmy cake..:)
    i have some doubts..which fresh cream did u use?i mean brand?..and can u please tell how the same can be done in microwave?my cake never comes fluffy n soft..:(

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  7. Birthday wishes to your hubby and congrats on your 100th post. May you see many more sucess. The cake is droolworthy.
    Show and Tell
    Event - LGSS_Potato

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  8. Delicious cake and perfect to celebrate a birthday :)

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  9. @Aarthi : Thank u so much :)
    @Rads : hehehe :)
    @Indgal :Thank u :)
    @Poohkie : Yes yes yes... huh its my photo my cake...y such doubt poohkie ? :)
    @MD:Thanks so much :D
    @Vatsala : Thanks so much :)

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  10. @Anushree : Sure..I used Amul Fresh Cream..Yes you can make this cake in MW..can u tell me what brand is urs ?

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  11. Congrats dear ..wish you reach 100th post soon ...cake looks so gud ...hope you guys had great time ...wishes to your hubby

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  12. Wow gorgeous cake,Luks so perfect and delicious...

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  13. Yum I`m glad I found your blog. Def following. This cake looks divine. I love eggless cakes. They are sooo gooey and yummy. Have a great day.

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  14. lovely, wish i cud grab a piece

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  15. yummy cake,looks so inviting.

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  16. it looks delicious :)

    i have a question. what kinda baking tins can we use in microwave other than glassware??

    can i use salted butter ( amul ) ?? what is the alternative for butter ? we buy toned milk and hence no making of butter at home. when i try baking butter becomes a huge issue . Help !

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  17. Hi radha,

    You can use cake tins that are available but only in the convection mode ...for the microwave mode use only microwave safe dishes...

    Yes you can very well use amul salted butter ...

    Instead of butter you can use Oil (eg :Canola Oil)
    for 1 cup of butter substitute with 3/4 cup of oil

    hope this helps :)

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  18. @rids, prema, hemalatha, pandora's box : Thanks so much :)

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  19. wow, black forest cake looks divine..very nicely done..love the layers..

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  20. @rentu & Suman : Thank you so much :)

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  21. Many many happy returns to your hubby!
    Black forest cake is my all time fav n this looks spectacular ~ neat work!
    US Masala

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  22. Lovely lovely cake and the ICING for me that it is eggless :) super Varshini!

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  23. From her Office Colleague,
    Best wishes for Your Hubby Varshini.
    Preparing all this dish is not important but bringing it to office and getting feedback from colleagues is much important... :D :D :D

    Lol....

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