One of the ever popular cakes in our Indian market is perhaps this, BLACK FOREST…Though originating in Germany the traditional recipe uses cherries soaked in a local rum, the version famous here is the Eggless and alcohol free.
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1 cup maida, sifted
1/3 cup Oil
3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Tsp Vanilla essence
2 tablespoon frozen cherries
1 pinch salt
1 cup Rich Whipping cream , Whipped
1/2 cup sugar syrup
1/2 cup Grated Dark Compound
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
Mix the milk and vinegar and keep aside for 5 mins. The milk will curdle. This is called Buttermilk that is used for cake recipes.
Sift the maida, cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and keep.
Add the oil and vanilla essence to the buttermilk.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry one and mix gently to get a uniform batter.
Bake for about 25/30 mins. Check with tooth pick. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
Demould the cake after cooling.Let it cool completely before applying icing.
Cut the cake horizontally in two layers
Soak the layers with the sugar syrup lightly
Apply about 2 tablespoons whipped cream between the two layers.
Add the cherries and the grated dark Chocolate.
Keep the top layer of the cake and similarly apply the whipped cream on the top and sides.
Sprinke grated Dark Chocolate on the top and sides
Cool the cake in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Again, apply the final layer of Whipped cream and giving neat finishing with a butter knife.
Decorate with the frozen cherries
Store in fridge till the cakes sets well.
Remove from fridge one hour before serving or have it Chilled...!!
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