Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Black Forest Cake

The Black Forest has been my favorite forever! It was about time I experimented with some recipes. This recipe came from a friend. She is like the oven Queen! Her cakes are simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your recipe Ashwini, here is a link to the recipe -

For my version of the cake, I decided to do an egg-less chocolate cake. My recipe is simple and quick to put together. Here goes -


Flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Vanilla Flavoring - 1 tsp
Cocoa Powder (Hershey's Natural Unsweetened) - 3 tbsp
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Oil - 5 tbsp


SERVING: Serves 8


1. Mix the Flour, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Sugar and Salt together.
2. Add Oil to the mixture, fold it in.
3. Add Vinegar to the mixture, fold it in.
4. Add Vanilla Flavoring, fold it in.
5. Add Water, mix it in and prepare the mixture to an even consistency.
6. Pour the mixture onto a baking pan.
7. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Thats it ! Once the cake is done, dress it up with whipped cream, rum, sugar syrup chocolate shavings and fresh cherries... your black forest is ready !

Enjoy !!!


Madhavi said...

Fingerliking cake, just loved it yummmmm entry :))

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Degchi said...

I am going to try this and will let you know how it comes.

Amz said...

Thank you !

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Amz said...

Anonymous said - oh god this looks so yummy! where do you live, i am moving there and making you my bestest friend... :) from IHM friend!

Kavita said - Good cake! I will try this chocolate cake for sure.

Deepali said - Hey, Nice cake...

Anonymous said...


I have a question. Using only 5 tbsp of oil? will the cake be moist..thnx

Amz said...

hi, Thanks for your question. So far I have never had an issue with this cake recipe. Probably because the icing treatment adds a lot of moisture and sweet to the cake. This recipe is of an eggless cake. If you add eggs, the cake will be softer too. Hope that helps.


Soumya said...

Hey, Planning to bake it this week but have a question... is it ok to skip the rum part? Will it still be moist. It is for my little assistant chef :)

Amz said...

Yes, you may use some extra sugar syrup and skip the rum. Enjoy !!

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