Black Forest Cake

Hey peeps... its a brand new week and we are already on our 2nd week of 2013.. too fast if u were to ask me but hey what to do.. thats how it is .. u sleep.. u wake up and ur daily routine starts again.. am not complaining.... at least i dont hv to wake up in the middle of the night to breast feed my baby hahaha.. err can u imagine me preggie again at 44? blueekk.. if u were to ask hubs and Sonia if they want an addition to our family.. both will answer u promptly.. NO WAY! ishhh

The weekend was spent wisely.. we were out half of the day on sat and i spent the other half baking for my customers.. i also baked black forest cake for my family to enjoy... its a pretty straight forward cake and as much as i hv a few sponge cake recipe which i hv been using... i hv never stopped myself fm trying out new recipes... this is one of the recipes which i had planned to try out and since i am trying out Yongki Gunawan's sponge cake recipe to bake rainbow cake .. i thought why not bake his chocolate sponge cake too.. so here u are... recipe below is for a 24cm cake... half it if u wanna a 7" cake ok

8 eggs yolks
7 eggs
200g sugar
15g emulsifier
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g flour
25g corn flour
25g cocoa powder
15g milk powder
150g melted butter
1-2 tbsp black forest paste

Light simple syrup
100g sugar
300g water

Dark cherry fillings
1 can of dark cherry - seperate juice and cheery
300ml dark cherry syrup
50g sugar
3 tbsp corn flour

500ml of non dairy whipping cream
chocolate shaving

Preheat oven 170C and grease 3 x 24cm baking pan
Whisk eggs, sugar, emulsifier and vanilla essence till fluffy
Fold in sifted flour, corn flour, cocoa powder and also milk powder
Once mixed.. add in black forest paste and also ur melted butter
Divide equally between three pans.. bake it for abt 20 to 25 mins

Light simple syrup
Cook sugar and water on low fire till sugar dissolve.. set it aside to cool

Dark cherry fillings
Seperate dark cherry fm syrup.. slice dark cherry
Cook 300ml of dark cherry syrup (u can add water if ur syrup doesnt add up to 300ml) with sugar.. once sugar is dissolved.. turn down the fire and add in corn flour.. cook till it thickens.. once thickened.. switch off fire and add in ur dark cherry... let it cool

Place the top layer (with the "skin"), cut side up. Brush about 1/3 cup of the sugar syrup over the cake layer. Spread with about 3/4 cup of the whipped cream, making a 1-inch-wide border around the perimeter of the layer that is slightly higher than the cream in the center. Spread half of the cherry filling in the center of the cream layer, letting the cream border contain the filling. Repeat with another cake layer, syrup, cream, and the remaining filling. Top with the final cake layer and brush with the remaining syrup.

Spread the top and sides of the cake with a thin layer of the whipped cream, just enough to mask the cake and its crumbs. Refrigerate the cake (but not the bowl of cream) until the cream is set, about 10 minutes.

Transfer 1 cup of the whipped cream to a pastry bag fitted with a 1M tip, and set aside. Spread the top and then the sides of the cake with the remaining cream. Pipe 6 equally spaced rosettes around the top perimeter of the cake and insert one of the reserved cherries in each rosette. scoop  chocolate shaving and scatter it on the middle of ur cake

Refrigerate until the cream is set, at least 1 hour or overnight. Slice with a sharp, thin-bladed knife and serve chilled.

Source: Mbak Ricke


CTZee said...

Salam K.Rima!

Time flies too fast the older we get isn't it? Way too fast. I miss leavg comments on your fab blog. Been having such crazy time in my life.

If you were to ask my hb & daughter both will say YES!!! a baby. eeks.

I've always wanted to make Black Forest Cake but entah eh, takut pulak. hehehehe. Takpe one of these days I'll do it.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

Nisa-mom said...

ooh, Rima, sometime I feel sorry for my little one, she doesn't have sibling at home but I'm too old to having baby too *LOL* tough my hubby sometime act like a baby, worst than my 6yo kid! - wife do this, wife do that ..oh my!

back to your cake, this is one of the cake I must to try (too many tag I made from your website LOL

Rima said...

OMG!! just yesterday one of my readers took me to my old post and i saw ur name.. told my hubs.. dah lama tak dgr fm CTZee.. i hope shes ok.. tup tup u datang today... woahhh macam menang lottery hahaha... hope all is well with u and ur family.. bila balik sini?? let me know lah ok.. we can hv coffee and our kids can play play :o)

Rima said...

kadang tu bila tengok sonia macam kesian.. she main sendiri and selalu ade ajer yg dia nak fm me.. macam melekat.. if she has someone to play with.. i think sure mama dia suka cos dapat buat lain benda hahaha but again am too old to hv another one... time dapat sonia pun kira dah tua lah jugak .. nanti if sonia masuk primary one... jgn pulak ade orang ingat i nenek dia kahkahkah

Honestly i prefer the taste of stabilised whipping cream.. lagi shiok.. memang dah lama betul i tak beli non dairy cos for every bite that i took.. rasa macam bersalah hahaha.. macam fattening gitew plus rasa non dairy macam tak ori lahhh

Shasha Mohamed said...

This black forest looks so gooooodd...

Beautiful creations!

Aziah.Jordan said...

Rima ,hopefully it's x too late to wish u "Selamat Tahun Baru 2013".Adoii ,tot I dah tutup kedai as my eldest dah 19 n my youngest is12.Tup..Tup..Allah has dif.plan fr us.I'm 3 mths preggie at d age of 42.Join me Rima ?Lolxx Aziah.Jordan

Rima said...

Ty Shasha.. with non dairy whipping cream ni u can pipe just abt any kinda of design cuma nak kena buat cepat cepat cos unlike buttercream... this one lagi sensitip hehe

Rima said...

CONGRATS Aziah!!!! just the other day i was asking my hubs.. what if.. he said.. no way! hahaha

Alhamdullilah and am happy for u... i got Sonia when Hairi was 18yrs old.. to me memang super different lah kan the experience.. siang siang sudah chop epidural hahaha

Good luck with the pregnancy.. enjoy it dear.. am missing it.. gulp

ada the baker said...

hi kak rima... memang mengancam kek ni.

Ricke Indriani said...

Woowww... Thanks for trying the recipe Kak Rima. This one looks so tempting! Would you give me just one slice please? Hehehee...

Anonymous said...


Can you tell me where can I find Black Forest paste? Can I do without it?


Rima said...

hi Lynda
yes u can omit it or use chocolate paste if u cant find it there... i got mine fm Jakarta and usually will buy lots when i go there...

Unknown said...

Hi Rima,
I always love to follow your blog. interesting, amazing and i have tried one of the cake so delicious.
Now for the black forest cake may I know what is emulsifiers that you mentioned inside their ingredient?
Please tell me, love to try your lovely recipe..

Rima said...

Hi Rosmawati
emulsifier is like ovallete... it makes ur cake softer :o)

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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..