Black Forest

A chocolate layer cake decorated with whipped cream and cherries, Black Forest cake is one of the most popular sweet recipe for all age groups. Bakeries offering black forest use to make it with 2-3 layers, covered with whipping cream and cherries. Black Forest  is a delicious desert with layered chocolate cake, whipping cream, cherries and garnished with chocolate shavings.

INGREDIENTS

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Maida – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cup powdered
Butter – 150 gm at room temp.
Egg – 3 nos.
Cocoa – 55 gm
Salt – a pinch
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp

FOR ICING

Whipping cream – 1 tin
Icing sugar – 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

FOR GARNISHING

Chocolate shavings
Cherries
Sugar syrup

PROCEDURE

Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius . Grease a 9″  baking tray and dust it with flour.
Sieve the  dry  ingredients  maida,cocoa,baking powder,baking soda,salt and keep aside.
In a bowl  beat   butter and powdered sugar very well.
Now  add  eggs to  this  mixture one by one and add vanilla essence  beat until fluffy.

Then sieve the dry ingredients (flour mix) to the  wet ingredients (butter,sugar,egg,vanilla mix) and  mix  well   with out any lumps.

Now pour this mixture in to the greased baking tray and  bake at 180 degree celsius for 40-45 minutes.

After baking remove  the cake to a wire rack.

Icing-Beat the whipping cream with sugar and vanilla essence

beat untill the cream thickens up.

Chocolate shavings – Take any  chocolate bar and grate it with a grater or peel with a potato peeler.

Sugar syrup -Take some water and add sugar to this .

FINAL CAKE ASSEMBLING

After cooling the cake remove it from the cake tin.Then divide it in to equal layers of 2 or three .All the layers pierce with a fork at  random places.This helps the syrup to go inside the cake.Now take 1 layer cake as the base and apply sugar syrup on this(cherry syrup also you can use) it will make the cake moist and delicious. Then spread whipping cream over it add some pieces of cherries too. Now place one more layer on top of this and repeat the same process. Then keep the final layer of the cake and apply whipping cream all over the cake.cover it fully with whipped cream.now comes the final part  garnishing with  chocolate shavings  and cherries. Yummy  black forest cake is ready to serve.

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