Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte - Black Forest Cake

Sonia.. she is in constant PMS mode eversince hb is at home.. shes like a box of chocolate.. u never know what ure gonna get.. happy Sonia.. moody Sonia.. cranky Sonia and cry cry Sonia..

Hb... this man ever since hes on MC.. he seems to be slowing down a little tho he still checks on his blackberry every half an hr.. i have to constantly ask if he needs to reply to his work email all the time??

Hairi.. this boy.. hes like M&M.. now u see him.. now u dont.. his exam is coming and i dont even know if hes prepared for it..

Why am i complaining today?? no particular reason.. its the yearly end of the year thingy.. reflection of oneself.. this year especially, whenever i started to sigh i will always look at the bright side.. Sonia may be a little over the top but shes one smart girl.. shes very opinionated and i think thats good.. hb may be a busy man but hes been working hard for the family.. well someone has to bring home the bread right?? Hairi may be a pain but hes a good boy.. so with all those thoughts.. i usually will sit back and count my blessings.. Alhamdullilah..

This year in particular has been a busy year for me.. busy with my online store and also baking for ppl.. i enjoy what i am doing right now.. i get to meet new ppl.. i get to meet other bloggers; and that my dear is something which doesnt come everyday.. its interesting to know that there are tons and tons of ppl that share the same passion as me and to simply connect is just awesome..

Anyway I just wanna let everyone know that i am thankful for this blessing.. i am thankful to everyone that has been following my blog.. thankful to all the bakers out there that have tried baking some of the recipes which have been tested and shared by me.. may this year end bring all the goodness in ur life..

Okies.. lets talk abt this Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte aka Black Forest Cake.. i think the last time i baked this was a year ago.... back then i couldnt be bothered to google for the originality of this cake.. all i can remember was hb complaining abt my non - black forest cake!

This time round i did a little homework.. why? Cos we will be in the Black Forest (in southern Germany) next month.. and I need to prepare myself food-wise for it.... hb said that when he was young.. his dad used to take him to the Marco Polo Hotel whenever they felt like a slice of Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte so with that in mind i decided to do my typical mix and match thingy with recipe adapted fm different websites.. the result?? he said it tasted just like the one in Marco Polo except my cherry filling doesnt taste of kirsh .. gulp hahaha

Chocolate Sponge Cake
8 eggs
120g caster sugar
2 tsp emulsifier
1 tsp vanilla extract - i used vanilla essence

110g flour
30g cocoa powder - i used valrhona
20g corn flour
2 tbsp milk powder

100g butter
70g dark cooking chocolate - i used 55% valrhona
2 tsp black forest paste

Preheat oven 180C.. greased ur 8" or 9" round pan
Melt butter and add into ur cooking chocolate.. mix and add in ur black forest paste - set aside .. let it cool
In ur mixing bowl.. add in the rest of the ingredients and whisk at high speed till thicken..
Fold in ur butter/melted chocolate mixture into ur egg mixture and continue to stir till well combined..
Pour batter into ur baking pan and bake it for 35 to 45 mins.
Cool cake and slice it into 3 or 4 layers

Cherry Filling
1 lb / 500 gram canned sour cherries
7 ounces / 250 gram cherry juice (reserved from the drained cherries)
1 ounce / 30 gram sugar
3 tablespoons corn starch or potato starch
5 tablespoons kirsch or black forest rum - i didnt use

Drain the cherries and put 12 cherries aside for the decoration (I used fresh ones). Mix the starch with two tablespoons of juice, then add the rest of the juice and the sugar and boil it. Add the cherries and wait until this boils again. When the cherries have cooled, add the kirsch.

For sprinkling the baked cake:
5 tablespoons kirsch - i didn't use
5 tablespoons water - i used 1/2 cup of cherry juice fm the drained cherries
1 tablespoon sugar - i used 1/2 cup of sugar

Cook ur cherry juice and sugar till sugar dissolved.. add in ur kirsh or black forest rum if u like at this stage.

Stabilised whipped cream
4 tsp gelatin powder
16 tsp cold water
4 cup whipping cream, cold
1 cup icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla or 4 tbsp of kirsh

Chill mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 10minutes.
Put the cold water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the water and let stand for 5 minutes. Place the saucepan over low heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon just until the gelatin dissolves. Remove the saucepan from the heat and cool to room temperature.
Remove mixing bowl and beaters from freezer. In the mixing bowl, combine the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla and whip until slightly thickened. Then, while beating slowly, gradually pour the gelatin into the whipped cream mixture. Then whip the mixture at high speed until slightly stiff.

Cut the cooled cake two times horizontally to make three layers.

Place the first cake layer on cake board and drizzle enough cherry syrup evenly to soak it... spread a ladle of whipped cream over, followed by a layer of cherry filling on top. Finally spread a thin layer of whipped cream on ur cherry filling and cover it with ur 2nd cake layer.. drizzle enough cherry syrup on your 2nd layer and continue with the same method till the 3rd cake layer.

Spread the remaining cream on the top and the sides of the cake. Garnish the top and the sides with chocolate curls (made by shaving the chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler or buy ready made). Pipe 12 rosettes of whipped cream around the top edge. Top the rosettes with the cherries.

Note: I divided my cake into 4 even layers and used the last layer to make Black Forest Cocktail Cakes in small containers..


Alice said...

Oh my... Rima, thats such a beautiful cake! looks so delicious :)
Yes, i agree with too so glad and thankful to meet many friends through blogging, particularly those with same passion - family and kitchen aread :)
So grateful being able to sharing and learning things one another, especially me whom need to learn alot :)
Btw, so glad can meet u in person the other day at hi5 show, too bad didnt manage to say hi to your hb and Sonia, perhaps next time ya :)
Take care! :)

K.Nor said...

usihhhh.. menggoda betul kek hutan hitam ni.. bg yg dlm cup dah la utk k.nor ya.. hehehe

miss u rima.. dah seminggu tak BW .. dah banyak n3 yg k.nor terlepas ni.. jap ek.. nak gi skodeng semua hehe

Rima said...

Hi Alice!
Am glad to hv met u and ur kids in person!! thank you for saying hi.. isnt it funny how we are all connected to one another?? :o)

PS: Sonia wants to go and watch Hi5 again.. shud i queue at 11am this time round hehe

Rima said...

LOL si hutan hitam! i miss u too!! KNor sibuk ker?? musim year end ni memang semua orang sibuk.. mana budak budak ade rumah.. bapak budak ade rumah dah tu nak merayap aje kerja nye hahaha

Ahhh skodeng.. jgn tak skodeng hehe

Yat Maria said...


berbelit2 lidah ai nak pronounce complete ngan accent dia orang..muahahha...abeh tu cepat2 ai cari plak the tea towel, nak lap2 mana yg patut..jejes2 kat my lappy biar tak 'sod' ni menda :)

Rima said...

LOL Babe.. cuba u belit kan lidah.. dah tu R harus karat sikit .. dah tu kan bila bercakap cuba macam kurang ajar sikit .. ahhh baru confirm u anak jati german hahaha.. eh i dah lama kawin also masih tak fasih sangat.. yg past all the bad words ku fasih banget kahkahkah

cik cek said...

Memangla kak cek tak reti nak nyebutnya...bukan berbelit lagi ...tergeliat sudah...ape2 pun kek rima yg cantik kemas ni bikin ku jatuh cinta..adoiai!...nak buat mcm tak beranila pulak...macam2 ada bahan2nya....:D

Rima said...

Hehe KCek jaga jaga.. nanti kalau lidah dah tergeliat susah nak merasa dessert ahaks.. alahh tak susah mana pun.. just bake sponge cake.. then prepare cherry filling dia.. dah tu pi main main dgn whipping cream.. i am pretty sure urs will turn out as good.. :o)

CTZee said...

To quote my lil girl...."Yummeh". I need to try this.

Sorry been down in the pits since knowing my mom sakit. Hv left Sg coz u knowlah .. duties as a mom & wife - can't leave that behind too long. Just like you, I'm just looking forward to our travels next week & having loads of Crema Catalana & overdosing on gelato & coffee after that. lol.

U do hv a blessed life K. Rima with such a beautiful family. Enjoy each & every minute of it no matter how hair-pulling it is sometimes. =) That only makes life so much sweeter. Betol tak?


benar benar ya...buatan Rima slalu mengiurkan....

Alice said...

hi Rima,
seriously u need to reach there by 11am :)
not only hi5 but other shows are always like that, safe time of arrival is 2hours before showtime wew... i always take turn queueing with my hubby hihi...
btw, hi5 show ends this coming sunday 11Dec..better hurry :)
hope pretty Sonia will have a jolly time posing with hi5 :)

Rima said...

I know.. i know.. i wud too.. :o(

Sooo someone is going to barca!! yayyyy for the shopping hahaha.. beli jgn tak beli.. that place is a shopping heaven lol and yes u hv got to try crema catalana.. macam terliur and tak sabar nak gi sana again next month! and the gelato.. ohhhh to die for!!

Do bake it ok.. its worth ur effort.. :o)

Rima said...

Aduhhh Ayin.. whatever u bake also mengiur kan.. sampai my lappy semua dibasahi hehe :op

Rima said...

Ty for the infor alice.. will take note.. hmmm this sunday? alamakkk how to make it hmmm

zarin said...

what a gorgeous cake! laaaama i dok tenung kek tu with the hope that the cake will pop up in front of me hahaha

Yan said...

i love black forest cake. urs look... super duper yummo!

Hesti HH. said...

Kue-kue Kak Rima selalu menggiurkan dengan penataan yang cantik pula.

Aishamirafiq said...

Terpukau melihat cake itu...
Pasti sedap!!!...
Nama nyer pun susah nak sebut...
Lidah ku ini da terbelit belit pun susah nak sebut...


terpaku kejap tgk kek akak...sgt2 la cantik n menawan kalbu...hasil kerja yg halus dan berseni...

tq jgk kak rima krn sudi share byk resepi yg amat berguna utk kami...lebiu kak...

CT Delima said...

AS'salam Rima

terkedu jap tengok kek ni. kalau dapat makan rasanya tak keluar kata2 kot..sebab sedap sangat. last bila pun tak ingat makan kek ni. bukan buat tapi beli..hehehe

Anonymous said...

Dear sis rima!

Luv ur pics! Drooling for ur bakes!
Wish can be a good cook like u! (sepuluh percent pun jadi laa...huhu)


noraziah said...

salam rima, akak ni silent reader dan selalu follow blog u and try your recipes. I dah buat strawberry short cake royale tapi bila buat stabilised whipped cream tak berapa jadi, is it because akak guna dairy whipping cream? walau macam mana pun akak manage juga lah creamkan cake tu and decorate. my son sangat sukakan cake tu and minta buat lagi.akak rasa nak cuba juga black forest cake ni tentu my son suka. dia tu memang suka makan cake. thank you rima kerana berkongsi recipe.

KG said...

hey great minds think a like...i dok pikiarq nak buat ni jgak, but thot of using dfcc!! haha! going back to ayer baloi over the weekend, see if i can bega this there!

Rima said...

muahaha mana boleh dia pop infront of u.. if like that sure i kenyang tak yah nak bake cos i look at so so many cakes yg cun cun kat online ahaks

Rima said...

why not bake it.. i was thinking abt it non stop eversince my hb describe how the marco polo hotel cake tasted like.. sekarang sudah puas hati beta hahaha

Rima said...

Ty dear.. urs pun apa beda nye.. semua pun sungguh mengiurkan :o)

Rima said...

nak belajar cakap german tak?? i can teach but kan i slang no german.. i slang jawa.. boleh?? hahaha

Rima said...

awww ty dear for coming to my humble blog.. siapa lah kita tanpa orang orang yg sudi bertandang huhu.. hope it will benefit u and others :o)

Rima said...

kadang tu kalau dah teringin memang tak sempat nak membaking pun.. the other day ku teringin nak makan opera cake dah tu ternampak kat cafe.. dgn cepat ku main tunjuk tunjuk.. ahhh habis cerita.. lepas tu no more craving hehe

Rima said...

Insyallah.. keep on baking and u will get the hang of it.. i am not a great baker myself.. am passionate abt it and hence it reflected in what i bake.. alhamdullilah

Rima said...

Ty for trying strawberry shortcake.. i used dairy whipping cream too.. not easy to get the right consistency in ur cream but rasa dia lagi rich and creamy.. if u nak senang u can use non dairy whipping cream.. tinggal kocok ajer and then its easy for u to spread it on ur cake.. tak senang mencair too..

For ur infor i used millac or lescure brand.. 35% fat also known as double cream.

Rima said...

lol DFCC as base?? thats not the characteristic of BFC.. ur cake base harus a little lighter then DFCC.. either use chiffon or sponge cake but dont use yg ready made pulak.. usually cake yg pakai optima flour ni ade kering tercekek begek sikit hehe

Nur said...

Wow.. your cake looks so yummy.. Lapar kami kat sini.. :)

Mama said...

OMG!!!! kak rima Mama laapppaarrr sangat ni...but yet hav to finish my few work....if i got miracle magic.. Mama nak "wink wink" ur food bakes post pic into d real real one... just on my table.....mmuuahahaha..... am i crazy!!!! tak larat dah.... ur cake make me craving laa....

Rima said...

adoiii i just had one of the black forest in a container.. sedap sangat after sitting it for 2 days.. the cherry syrup dah merasap and rasa dia sungguh lah yummeh.. still lapar lagi tak?? hehehe j/k!

Rima said...

Lepas lunch harus makan dessert.. baru balance hehe.. if malas nak buat pi beli dah siap but kan rasa dia lain tauu.. bikin sendiri lagi shiok

potpetmama said...

Ms Rima; em one of ur silent reader.. for quite some times actually; and yet to try any of ur recipe..coz em not into baking..
but i luv reading ur writing..

Hajar said...

Salam kenal...
Teruja tengok kek BF tu dan cam terasa2 dah ditekak ni...copy resepi ye,insyaAllah akan dicuba nanti, tq :)

Ummi said...

Rimaaaaa....tergudassss habis tau tengok BFCC nih...mau fengsan tengok close up cake tuh! Xda kemampuan lagi nak buat, kempunan giloosss dah ni... :)). May you have a great weekend dear! muaaahhh... :)

Ribbon and Circus said...

K Rima,

what a gorgeous looking cake.. I've been wanting to try BFC since I saw your first entry on BFC years agoo tak buat2.. I've been to Black forest, tp xde chance nak rasa itu BFC.. ade that brandy inside huhu

Happy holiday..tak sabar nak read your travelogue.. ;p i still dlm mood holiday.. baru balik..penat nak update blog.. haha alasan..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Beautiful and gorgeous cake! sound refreshing too.

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Wow your cake is absolutely beautiful, fabulous photos!! I LOVE your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

Rima said...

ty dear for coming to this humble blog of mine.. hopefully someday u will be interested to bake.. u never know ey :o)

Rima said...

Salam kenal Hajar
sila lah... do let me know the outcome.. :op

Rima said...

Alamak dont just tergoda.. bake it ok.. sure dapat merasa macam mana nikmatnye si BFC ni

Rima said...

Well i tak pernah gi si BF.. memang lah.. when i go there pun.. i memang tak de chance lah nak merasa.. they pakai kirsh .. blueeekkk.. if tak tahu tak per.. ni dah sedia maklum kita tahu ape ade dalam cake tu huhu

Do bake it ok.. segar gitu

Rima said...

adoiii i malu lah.. ty ty .. :op

Rima said...

I love ur blog too!! ty for being my follower.. good to hv u onboard and happy baking dear!

Nur said...

Oh kak... Jangan disebut lagi... Meleleh air liur dah ni.. Huhuhu... Kak suka masuk blog akak w/pun saya tak rajin masak2 kek mcm akak.. ;)

Unknown said...

Wow!!!!! Cantiknya.....this is my late mom's fav cake..will try to make it one day..tx for sharing :)

michele @ i-heart-baking said...

oh my goodness, this looks divine! my mouth is watering! beautiful pictures!

Alina said...

Wow! This cake looks very delicious... I like your pictures. Greetings from Poland...:)

Rima said...

Ty all .. sorry for my late reply.. ty for leaving footprints..

I cant seems to go to ur blog.. tks for coming!

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..