Friday, January 22, 2010

My First Black Forest Cake


My niece's birthday was approaching and my sister was gaining a little bit of confidence in my ability to bake a decent cake. So she took the risk and ventured to try out my cake for the birthday party. My niece Rachana wanted a Black Forest Cake. I had never made this before. Of course I forgot to mention this to my sis:-)). I was not about to lose my chance to bake the cake...



I did my research on this. Finding cherries was the toughest part though. Me and my Man Friday Chandru searched for this in most supermarkets, but could not find a tin of this. As a last resort, I thought of asking my friendly baker to sell me some from his tin:-)). I was so glad I asked him, as he directed me to Durga Enterprises, where I found so many more goodies like chocolate chips, Dark Chocolate bars etc etc.

So made my basic chocolate cake, soaked it with simple sugar syrup and some of the cherries syrup, filled the cake with whipped cream and chopped cherries. I usually put the finishing touches to the cake at the last moment. But I got a little adventurous and put the cherries the previous night. The cherries did ooze out some of their gorgeous color on my white whipped cream and it was another lesson learnt.

The tasty cake though was a super success!!

7 comments:

Mriganayani said...

Beautiful - I'm sure it was a big hit! I've done this before and what a blast making the layers! Looks great!

Suma Rowjee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Mriganayani! I really envy you guys in the US for all the great variety of baking stuff available there:-)

Geetha said...

(drooling..) I have ot try this one... looks delicious!! :)

Deepti Pawar said...

OMG Suma! This looks FANTASTIC. I too am a baking fanatic (Which I think I told you before), but Ive been a tad bit scared to try pastries. This inspires me. It sure does!

Anonymous said...

Hi,suma, I just saw ur wondrful black forest cake! May I request for its recipe since it is not posted here? thank you & waiting for ur respond..AnnE (danssmb@yahoo.com-send it to my email if u want to share)

Divya said...

Hi Suma, i have gotten into baking very recently and enjoy it thoroughly. I like your blog and appreciate your efforts in posting the recipes and bake related information. However, i cannot view the recipes!!i also notice that there have been some more comments on this blog quoting the same issue.Please help us. I really want to try baking your recipes.

Divya said...

Hello Suma, i like your blog and i think the cakes you have been baking are beautiful. I have gotten into baking recently and i enjoy it throughly. I would love to try baking all your recipes, i cannot veiw them can you please help with his.

Cheers