Black Forest Cake

Hi Friends....

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.

Ingredients :



Chocolate Cake - 2 8" Rounds

For Cherry Syrup:
Cherries seeds removed - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 cup

For Topping:
Heavy Whipping Cream - 2 cups
Powder Sugar - 1/2 cup
Clear Vanilla - 2 teaspoon
Whole cherries - 10 to 12
Chocolate shaving - 1/2 cup





Procedure :


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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40 comments:

  1. The cake looks just great and delicious..Happy New year to u too..

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  2. Wow the cake looks so yummy...wish i could take a bite..

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  3. Wow perfect and mouth watering.....Happy new year......

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  4. lovely cake..in my to do list..you have given the instructions so well and I liked the ingredients as I have also not used alcohol in my cooking...so will follow your recipe..

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  5. i am drooling over ur cake.....lovely......happy new year

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  6. woww looks so professional. black forest is much loved cake for everyone. i will grab a piece.

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  7. This is an ultimate fav. of family and every birthday boy/girl in family loves to run a knife over Black forest
    This looks awesome
    And hey Happy New year to u and ur family

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  8. WOwow oh my god...wat a gorgeous n delicious Amazing cake..just drooling over them..

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  9. looks delicious!
    happy new year!

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  10. This looks like it came out of a gourmet cake book, that perfect. I love the way you decorated it... Can we see the inside too? Drool drool... :)

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  11. Wow that cake looks awesome, you have done a wonderful job with it...thanks for your wishes. Wish you and your family a wonderful and happy 2009 !

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  12. Wow, I love the black forest but never tried... Sure to make it in my list! Happy New Year !

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  13. Wonderful cake for a new Year !! I'm just drolling over the picture an recipe !! Shall try this black forest cake :) !! Thanx..
    Happy New year !!

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  14. The cake looks awesome Sukanya. The picture has come out very well. Great Job and have a great New Year.

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  15. Dear Sukanya, wish you a happy and healthy new year ahead!

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  16. This is my fav. cake :-) & I go buy it from hotbreads.... Looks as lovely as it can.

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  17. WOW,ITS GORGEOUS.NEVER EVER TRIED TO MAKE IT AT HOME-ALWAYS IT WAS EXOTIC.YOUR RECIPE EASILY EXPLAINS IT.WISHING YOU A HEALTHY & DELICIOUS NEW YEAR

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  18. wow.. looks nice & perfect.. awesome.. nice click as well....

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  19. Wish you a delicious year ahead...its got to be after this cake! I have cherries and dont know what to do with them. This seems to be a perfect idea!

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  20. wow sukanya its my favo cake... gorgeous look and hey pls pls send me the whole yar....

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  21. Hope you had a great start to the year, dear Sukanya...I can see that you definitely had a sweet one...the cake looks delicious :-)

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  22. love this cake. drooling seeing the pictures now.
    Happy new year to you !!

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  23. Looks Perfect and my favorite, but i dont have the confidence to do it :-O
    I wish i can dig in right now :)

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  24. Hey Sukanya, wish you very happy New Year! Thanks for the lovely cake:) it looks very pretty.

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  25. Hey Sukanya,happy new year!I wish i was there..The cake looks so yummy!!

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  26. This is a great looking black forest! Is clear vanilla different from vanilla extract?

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  27. Hi friends....
    Glad that u all liked my cake.....
    Thank u for ur sweet comments....

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  28. Hi Anudivya: Sorry for not showing the inside of the cake, as i have to wait until the new year eve to cut the cake and with all my friends around in the busy of the party i forgot to click the slice of the cake, even I felt little bad abt that...

    Hi Veggie Belly: Clear vanilla will have transparent look, Vanilla extract will be dark brown in color. U will get clear vanilla in craft stores....

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  29. I just love this cake...thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a great year ahead!!

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  30. Hi Sukanya, Happy New Year! The cake is truly novel.... looks great... gr8 pictures as usual!

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  31. hey looks so professional. I love black forest cake :)

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  32. mmmmm! look sooo good!

    im loving it!

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  33. Awesome, looks fab' to me. Can I get a slice!?

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  34. it looks gorgeous and perfect. It is just mouth wateting.

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  35. happy new year sukanya..ur black forest cake is amazing yaar..well decorated and looks fabulous..

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  36. That cake looks perfect.. this used to be my favorite when in India.. has been quite long since I had it.

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  37. Such a beautiful cake......must have tasted great.I've just come back from my vacation.yet to catch up on all the recipes.

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  38. What a gorgeous cake, It's so nice... how did you ever cut it!

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  39. Amazing...Looks very very YUMMY!!!!!!!!!
    I love Black Forest cake...looks great...am sure it taste great too...
    Way to Go!!!!!!!!!

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  40. Anonymous5/5/11

    How to pipe the cream twisted?

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