By Ritu Soni
Black Forest Cake
Eggs : 5
Sugar : 125 gms
Plain flour : 125 gms
Dark cocoa : 5 gms
Beat sugar and eggs till it forms and becomes whitish.
In the mean time, sieve all dry ingredients.
Preheat the oven at 180°.
Now put this dry mixture slowly into the egg sugar mix with a metal spoon, mixing lightly in one direction. Grease container with butter and plain flour.
Now bake in oven for 25-30 min.
Fresh cream : 1 kg
Cherries : 1 tin
Cooking chocolate : 100 gms
Thin Sugar syrup : 1/2 cup
Rum : 1/2 cap
Cool the cake.
Remove skin (top layer).
Slice the cake in 2 parts.
Take thin sugar syrup (cold), add the rum to it and brush the syrup nicely on the first layer.
Put a thick layer of cream.
Deseed a few cherries and put over the cream.
Now put the other layer of the cream, again put syrup and a thick layer of cream and garnish with chocolate flakes. (You can grate cooking chocolate).
Put blobs of cream with cherries on top.
Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
Sifted flour : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 cup
Cocoa : 1/4 cup
Baking powder : 3/4 tsp
Baking soda : 3/4 tsp
Salt : 1/2 tsp
Eggs : 1
Milk : 1/2 cup
Veg oil : 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp
Boiling water : 1/2 cup
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add remaining ingredients except boiling water. Beat at medium speed for about 2-3 min.
Now stir in boiling water and pour in a greased jelly mould.
Bake at 180 degrees for about 25 min or till a knife comes out clean.
Cool on a rack and you can ice it or have it plain.
Fresh cream : 1/2 cup
Cooking chocolate : 1/2 cup
A handful roasted almonds
Thin sugar syrup : 4-5 tbsps
Pour the sugar syrup over the cake.
Grate the cooking chocolate and keep aside.
In a pan bring the cream to a boil and add the cooking chocolate and very quickly mix it.
Let the mixture cool to applying consistency – apply on the cake and sprinkle with cut roasted almonds.
Since the cake is not too tall you need not make layers.
ABOUT THE CHEF
RITU SONI is a home maker who loves trying out new recipes, she inherited her passion for cooking from her father who loves to cook in his spare time. Her husband of 22 years is her biggest critic and has motivated her to reach near perfection when it comes to food.