Wish U all a Very Very Happy New Year!!! So how are the new year celebrations going on for all. I celebrated with this Black Forest Cake. We had a friends get-together at my friends place, So I made Black Forest Cake to welcome this new year.
What could be more elegant for a new year party than a black forest cake. Every one remembers black forest cake for New year. In traditional black forest cake cherry liquor is added or sometimes rum is also added, as I am not big fan of using alcohol I have made it totally alcohol free. I have used cherry syrup in the place of cherry liquor.
Chocolate Cake - 2 8" Rounds
For Cherry Syrup:
Cherries seeds removed - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 cup
Heavy Whipping Cream - 2 cups
Powder Sugar - 1/2 cup
Clear Vanilla - 2 teaspoon
Whole cherries - 10 to 12
Chocolate shaving - 1/2 cup
Bake the cake and cool it completely. Keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
For Cherry syrup: Remove the seeds form fresh cherries and add it to a pot with sugar and water and bring it to a boil. Cook the mixture until the cherries are completely cooked for about 5 minutes in high flames. Let the mixture cool completely.
For Whipped topping: Add the whipping cream to cold bowl(keep the bowl and beaters in the freezer for 30 minutes). Now start whipping slowly at the initial stage, then increase the speed and whip in high speed and start adding powder sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add vanilla. Whip until the cream is stiff. Cover it with a plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until used.
For Assembling the cake: Drain the cooked cherries from the syrup and mix it with 1 cup of whipped cream and set it aside for filling the cake.
Now cut the cakes in 2 layers each. Set the cake pedestal and lay the fist layer of the cake. With a pastry brush, brush on some cherry syrup. Then add the cherry and cream mixture and slather it on the top. Now add the second layer and repeat the same step. Do the same for the third layer also.
For the forth layer use the plain white whipped cream, as this is the outer layer. Then forest the whole cake with the plain whipped cream. Slather the sides of the cake with chocolate shaving(using a potato peeler shave room temperature chocolate for perfect curls) and decorate it as needed
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