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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black Forest Cake

Today is my 550th post.Celebrating it with a great joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ingredients for the cake
Maida-1/2 cup
Baking powder-1tsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder-1/2 cup
Melted butter-3/4 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Vanilla essence-1tsp
Salt a pinch
For filling
Cherry pie filling 15 oz-1/2 tin
Cool whip 8 oz-1pck
Vanilla essence-1/2tsp(I didn't use)
Fresh or canned cherries,chocolate curls or grated
(I used maraschino cherries)
Sugar-1/2 cup
Water-1 cup
(I used Rum)

(Boil sugar & water together for 2 minutes.Switch off the gas ,cool it & mix in the rum.Keep it aside)

Pre heat oven to 350 deg.Grease a round pan.Sieve maida,salt ,baking powder & cocoa powder & keep it aside.Beat eggs,sugar & essence till fluffy for at least 5 minutes.Add the flour mixture slowly & mix it well.Stir in the melted butter.Now pour it in the greased pan & bake it for 35 minutes or till done.Cool the cake completely before decorating.

Assembling the cake
Cut the cake carefully into half or into three.Prick the cake with a fork.Sprinkle the bottom part with the sugar syrup,spread some pie filling on top.Apply a layer of cool whip on top.Place the second layer on top.Again repeat the process & finish it with the remaining cool whip & decorate it with grated chocolate.Keep it in fridge for at least 30 minutes,cut & serve it cold.
Courtesy:Sangeetha with a slight change........


  1. sailaja, this is my first time here.congrats on ur 550th post ( thats a huge num) and the cake looks mighty gud

  2. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW... 550 is a BIG number for me.. amazing.. Great going and a perfect celebration.

    The cake looks perfect and yummmmmmy :) congrats and way to go.

  3. WOW!!! That reminds me of my college days birthday.... That used to be my favorite...... for birthdays..... I loved the plums that topped.... That looks yummy & is too for sure!!!


  4. Congrats Sailaja for reaching this milestone..keep rocking and black forest cake looks fantastic as the one we get from the bakeries..

  5. Congrats for the 550th post , the cake looks yummy - (my sweet tooth has startd clamoring !! LOL )
    Beautiful presentation lovely recipe !!!

  6. congrats on ur 550th post.You have come a long way.Keep it up and keep posting ur lovely new dishes.

  7. Wow cake looks so delicious,I love black forest gateau, the sponge followed by the tartness of cherries and then the yummy smooth cream.You have done agreat job here.My mouth is drooling.

  8. hEY Congrats....550...i dont think i will hit that number in the near future....I am too planning to make blackforest, but with reduced butter...:)the cake looks awesome....Just wow...

  9. Congratulations on your 550th post, thats a milestone :) Black forest cake looks really mouthwatering... Keep blogging and wish you loads of luck:)

  10. when I saw " Today is my ...." thought it was some anniversary or something..hihhihih

    Happy 550 posts celebartion!!!! the cake looks gorgeous!!!

  11. Congrats dear,yummy and moist cake..

  12. Congratulations on your 550th post.. the cake looks delicious and gorgeous dear.

  13. congrats sylaja.......
    cake looks perfect

  14. Congrats on 550th post, cake looks superb.

  15. Congratulations Sailaja...thats a wonderful treat to celebrate ur milestone. The cake looks fantastic!

  16. You go girl! That many recipes, huh? Cake looks gorgeous. Is that slice for me? Don't bother. I will take the bigger chunk. :)

  17. Congrats sailaja..I have to go soooooooooooooooooooooooo loooooooooooong to achieve this number. Your great..hats off to you. By the way cake looks really tempting and perfect for ur celebration ....

  18. Congrats Sailu... 550 the post oh my god thats a great no to me dear ...
    great yaar keep rocking
    nice cake mty fav ...

  19. Congrats on 550th post.. Cake looks delicious and yummy... Nice presentation..

  20.! And wonderful cake..looks very tempting!

  21. 550!!! You are great...awesome cake....

  22. wow 550! congratulation dear... and what a beautiful cake to celebrate with...

  23. Congratulations.The cake looks so yummy.Well deserved.Do drop by at



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