Monday, August 27, 2012

Black Forest Cake 黑森林蛋糕


I would said Black Forest cake is an old fashion and classic Birthday cake. When we were young, usually we had Black Forest cake for Birthday.
I made three Black Forest cakes in a row on last week, made for my niece and nephew who all Birthday falls in the same week and same month..I realized that most of my family members' Birthday is falls in month of August....Nowadays, i try to make Birthday cake for my family members..



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I just found a good basic sponge cake recipe, check recipe here..

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Thanks to Angie as she taught me first to using a knife to slit a bit of the cake then you can easily slice cake using cake leveler..
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Also Thanks to Angie's tip to using normal quality of chocolate to make chocolate shavings, less cocoa content so it can withstand in normal room temperature..

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spread a thin layer of melted chocolate on a non-stick paper
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start to shave when chocolated started to firm up.
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Start to decorate a Black Forest Cake...
you can either use canned pitted cherries or fresh cherries..

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For Birthday girl, i frosted with rosette pattern but still black forest cake.


Ordinary Black Forest cake pattern for Birthday boys..
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Black Forest Cake
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

1 basic cocoa sponge cake (7"), slice into 3 equal pieces, refer recipe here

1 can of pitted cherries or fresh cherries, to lay in between layers

For decorating the cake

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Chocolate rice
Chocolate shavings

200g non-dairy whipping cream, follow to this recipe to make whipped cream


Method

1. Place one piece of sponge cake on a cake disc (at a revolving decorating cake stand for easy frosting)
2. Spread evenly a layer of whipped cream, top with pitted cherries.
3. Continue to place second piece of sponge, spread evenly a layer of whipped cream, top with pitted cherries.
4. Top with last piece of sponge cake, frost the whole cake with whipped cream.
5. Decorate with fresh cherries, chocolate rice and chocolate shavings


Ready to ship to Birthday boy and girl..hehehe..

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72 comments:

蓝色小厨 said...

This old fashion cake until today I still like it~because I like the filling and the fresh fruits on top....hehe!!

Gloria said...

Sonia Black Forest is my favorite cake:))
this look stunning!

Mel said...

The forever famous Black Forest Cake!

Angelic Heart~ said...

this is my favorite cake too! yumm!

joceline lyn said...

这是我和家人喜爱的巧克力蛋糕。那个cerry很新鲜咯。

ICook4Fun said...

Such a lovely cake. Look just like the one from the cake shop. Ya this is one of the most classic birthday cake beside pandan layer cake. I remember having this cake too on my 21st birthday. :)

孤傲的王子 said...

very nice!!! i like to eat cake :)

Mandy said...

我也记得小时候谁或谁的生日我们真的都买黑森林蛋糕。。哈哈!

Amelia said...

Hi Sonia, your black forest cake look excellent. Very well decorated.

Have a nice day.

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

The old fashion cake is always the classic one :)

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia is the best mummy & aunty in the world, haha!Do you believe that I only have black forest cake once so far & I can't recall what it taste like. I prefer the girl's version of the cake becoz I'm a Girl mah but this doesn't mean I don't like the boy's version

Jane Chew said...

happy birthday for all whose bdy falls on August!
This cake is always welcome in my family :)
Good deco n sure taste heavenly.

yvonne said...

Wow! The black forest cake you made is as beautiful as those selling in bakery, no, yours is much much tempting :D

I don't mind having this old-fashioned cake every year.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I love your classic Black Forest Cake, Sonia!! People around you are so lucky! I love your trick on chocolate shaving!

Phong Hong said...

Sonia, I love Black Forrest Cake, a lot! Thanks for the recipe. Your cake really is gorgeous. My birthday is next month. You can make for me? Hee..hee...hee...

Casey said...

简单又漂亮的蛋糕!

Angie Ng said...

好漂亮的生日蛋糕。

Baby Sumo said...

Beautiful black forest cake. The best one I've had is in Black Forest in Germany... I think they soak the cherries in alcohol *hick* Hehe.

Jeannie Tay said...

Sonia, my bday also falls on August, I want a pink ombre black forest cake:D All looks so pretty!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

同一个月份同一个星期生日哦
你还真的有够忙的
哈哈

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

Hi Sonia, the cakes are so beautiful. I love black forest cake, I will usually choose this flavour for my own birthday. Just have not tried making one before... thanks for sharing the tricks and tips!

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, I like coffee and chocolate cakes. Once I baked a mocha cake for someone, I was very sad I got this remark 'Next time don't bake cakes that looks 'dark', doesn't look nice'. Anyway, I like your 'creations', very unique.

sabrina 莎莎 said...

Sonia~~
你也很无私的分享tips啊!!
呵呵。。。很清楚知道如何了。。。谢谢你啊~~
我很喜欢你做的蛋糕。。。很好看。。。
虽说old fashion蛋糕,但那是大众化的好味道呢~~我也喜欢!!!

spdong said...

嗯,我也喜欢这样的Old fashion cake~

anne said...

Sonia , I'll give you my email addy so that you can send me that gorgeous cake ! lol

Karen said...

Black forest cake is my mom's favourite.. I've never make decoration cake before, thk i gonna try out your recipe, give my mom a surprise..hehe.. thanks for sharing ya...:)

Sathya Sankar said...

Gorgeous cake, perfectly decorated!

Appetite Treats

Yan said...

Sonia, you turned a basic sponge cake into a very beautiful layered Birthday cake. Thumbs up for you.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Sonia, your black forest cake is really pretty!

Small Kucing said...

MMMM delightful cake.

The Experimental Cook said...

I can't help it. Every of your posts always get me so excited. I'm so tempted to make my first black forest cake..

Vivian Pang said...

Never think off using the melted chocolate for the 'shreded' chocolate. Learn something new. Beautiful cake. Will make my own one day. Thanks again!

Jes's Deli Corner said...

Ya learn something new of shredded choc..very nice cake

Angie's Recipes said...

A very pretty black forest cake.

Nadji said...

Bravo Sonia, ta forêt noire est magnifique. C'est un de mes gâteaux préférés.
A bientôt

love2dine said...

that is my favourite cake.. it must be hard work .

Martin said...

好美,鮮奶油擠得堅挺又漂亮!!

Li Shuan said...
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Li Shuan said...

Even though black forest is an old fashion cake, but it is one of my favorite cakes.I like chocolate cake with cherries, they go so well together.

You are a very capable woman,my friend.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I loves this cake, but never bake myself before...

Ah Tee said...

simple and classic, I Love it! ^^

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I love black forest cake too and you have decorated them beautifully.

kitchen flavours said...

Beautifully done! Black forest cake is an old-time favourite indeed! Nobody gets tired of it!

Simple Person said...

My wife fav cake... Black Forrest...
I like cherries on top..

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

My birthday also fall in Aug leh.....hehe

U are getting more and more pro in deco cake. The rose cake u use tip 35?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh yes, I remember black forest cake is a classic birthday cake! Your cake sure bring back fond memories, love it! ;) love that you use fresh cherries instead of canned ones...I like!

Sissi said...

Both cakes look fabulous! I have never tried shaving chocolate this way (I use a vegetable peeler and a whole bar of chocolate). Thanks for the tip!

Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious said...

Hmmm.. this looks so delicious :) And yes, I remember growing up that black forest was THE birthday cake :)

Sem said...

Hi, this is my all time favourite, chocolate and cherry. All your birthday cakes are very beautifully done.
For adult version, you can add some Kirsh liquor or rum.

Eileen, Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

Hi Sonia, this looks stylish :)

Elin Chia said...

Homebaked birthday cakes are always the best especially baked with love hor...your black forest cake looks great and I am sure your niece and nephews love them !

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珊珊 said...

两粒蛋糕都是这么的棒。。。
谢谢sonia的详细分享!!!
下一次我也要试试做black forest cake....

Veronica @ Minty’sKitchen said...

Sonia, your nephews and nieces and also your family members are so lucky to have you bake their birthday cakes. Black Forest is one of my favourite.

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

We all love black forest cake, how clever of you to have made a different version for the birthday girl and birthday boy each!! They must loved it so much!! ~~

Amie said...

Look excellent! Oh Sonia! I love black forest cake!!!!

Corinne said...

My favourite Cake too :) Wow yours is so nicely decorated.. Btw, which brand of the whipping did you buy? Is so white. Wonder why mine is always so yellowish in colour.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Angel , yes i use tip 35, less cream needed if compare to tip 1M.

Corinne, I use Vivo brand.

Esther@thefussfreechef said...

I love how to custmise the cake with pink rosettes for the girl and normal deco for the boy. Very thoughtful. Yea we all grow up with black forrest cake, now we are passing the trend down to our children!

daphne said...

Such patience and technique! You can open your own bakery with these skills!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Very nice! I especially like the tri-colors flower design, so sweet and pretty.

mui mui said...

Hi Sonia,
Your Balck Forrest Cake look so lovely.
I like your chocolate sponge. It looks so thick and spongy.
I will try your recipe. Thanks for sharing..:)

mui mui said...

Hi Sonia,
Would like to know what brand of the can cherry you are using?
Thanks friend..: )

Rebecca Subbiah said...

stunning cake one of my favs

Rosita Vargas said...

Sonia te ha quedado perfecta es mi torta preferida en mis cumpleaños,abrazos y saludos desde Chile,hugs,hugs.

lena said...

gorgeous! i will never get fed up with black forest cakes!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sonia, I want to be your god-sister so I will get a cake from you on my birthday. LOL! Professional looking black forest cake my dear.

suhaina aji said...

Sonia...wish u were my neighbour..I could get to see and taste such wonderful cakes...sure ur nephew and niece is lucky to have u as their aunt.
Cakes looks yummy..just like profession ones..loveit..very well explained.
Wish I could have a slice of it now. Yumm.

Mary said...

Black Forest Cake is my husband's favorite cake. Your version is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Your Cake is so pretty especially the one for the birthday girl.
Do you add colour to the cream before whipping or whipped first then separate into 3 portions and fold in the colours?

Warmest regards,
Rachel

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Rachel, i separated into 3 portions then fold in the color, hope this helps.

Buy cakes online said...

Lovely and delicious cake superb. i like it.. :)

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