Black Forest Cake Video by Tarla Dalal

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A classic dessert of chocolate sponge cake layered with cream and cherries.

  

Recipe Description for Black Forest Cake ( Cake Recipe )

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Makes 1 cake
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Ingredients


For The Sugar Syrup
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

For The Cake
1 readymade chocolate sponge cake (7")
4 cups whipped cream (beaten)
14 to 16 canned cherries , cut into halves

For The Garnish
1 1/4 cups chocolate curls
8 to 10 whole canned cherries

Method
For the sugar syrup

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.

How to proceed

  1. Place the chocolate cake on a turntable and slice it horizontally into 3 equal layers. Keep aside.
  2. Place the bottom layer of the chocolate cake on the turntable and soak it with 2 tbsp of the soaking syrup.
  3. Spread 1 cup of whipped cream evenly on the soaked layer of the cake with the help of a spatula.
  4. Arrange half of the canned cherries at equal distance over it.
  5. Repeat the steps 2 to 4 to make 1 more layer on top.
  6. Finally place the topmost layer of the cake on top and soak it with the remaining soaking syrup.
  7. Spread the remaining whipped cream evenly on top and at the sides of the cake with the help of a spatula.
  8. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the chocolate curls on top of the cake leaving 1 inch from the circumference of the cake.
  9. Gently pat the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate curls evenly along the sides of the cake.
  10. Place the whole canned cherries evenly along the circumference of the cake and refrigerate till use.
  11. Cut into 6 equal wedges and serve.