Black Forest Cake


I am sure most of us who like to bake have tried this cake atleast once. If you have not yet tried this ultra light super moist cake, do try out this recipe. This was taught to me by Mrs. Chandri Bhat . Those were the days when the teacher would make sure we get the basics rights and I am blessed to have learnt the basics from her.
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE CAKE
All purpose flour
1 cup minus 4tbsp
Cocoa
4tbsp
Baking Powder
3/4tsp
Eggs
4
Sugar
3/4 cup
Vanilla
1tsp
Melted butter
4tbsp
Hot water
3Tbsp

FOR THE FILLING
Whipping cream
1 cup
Grated chocolate
As desired
Cherries
Few

PREPARATION
Preheat the oven to 200C
Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Sieve twice.
Beat eggs with sugar till it is thick and 3 times the original volume
Beat in the essence
Add the flour mixture very gently through a sieve.
Fold in the butter and very hot water
Pour in the parchment layered baking tray and bake for 20-22 minutes or till the skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean
Transfer this to a cooling rack
Invert it after it cools down completely
Slice the cake into two horizontally
Soak both the layers with the soaking syrup from the cherry can
Beat the shipping cream till you get stiff peaks
Spread some in between the layers
Arrange few cherries on it
Place the other layer of the cake on this
Cover the whole cake with cream
Sprinkle chocolate shavings on it
Pipe some more whipping cream and place cherries on it

Serve cold!!!
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Linking these baked goodies to Kidsdelight- Baked Snacks hosted by PJ for this month and started by Valli

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