Food & Beverages


By Ritu Soni


Try These Lip-Smacking Recipes

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.


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.

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