Friday, April 2, 2010

Ooo Gooey- Eggless Black Forest Cake!!

 My cousins are coming tonight from Houston with my 2 little sweethearts;  a 3 and 1/2 yr old nephew and a  1 and 1/2 yr old niece. My Nephew very cutely asked me on phone "Bua, Can u make me a cake ? " ..And I was like "Awww..Ofcourse darling, which one do you want? The instant reply was Chocolate......No Pineapple :).
 For him cake is something that has chocolate on it. Like all the kids, he too loves cakes, cupcakes, muffins :)
My niece on the other side doesn't like sweet food at all. She makes such a face when you give her something sweet to eat.

I have had made Pure Chocolate cake for my nephew before and I wanted to treat him with something different this time and Black Forest Cake is what came to my mind! I used to eat this so much back in India. I never thought someday I would be making this Black Forest Cake, that too eggless at home...As my little sweetheart is allergic to eggs. But I did it !! YAY!! Thanks to Divya's Awesome Recipe.  She too has found this recipe in a magazine called Vanitha and other bloggers too have used and made cakes using this recipe.

I tweaked the recipe just a little bit and also used a different kind of Frosting.I wanted a lighter Frosting and hence used a recipe that included Cool Whip which is much lighter and easy to spread too.

This is my first attempt of making this particular cake and let me tell you this has turned out awesome. Yes, we couldn't help and already tasted the cake. Rest all is stored in the refrigerator for my little darling nephew who I am sure would be more than happy to indulge himself in this chocolate covered cake. :)

Although Divya has posted the recipe, I am posting it again with little bit of changes that I did. (Click here for printable recipe)

Ingredients for Cake
Sweetend Condensed Milk- 400 grams(1 can)
Butter – 1/2 Cup
Maida/Flour – 2 Cups
Cocoa powder – 4 tbsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1 tsp

Pure Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
Aerated cola – 200ml(I used Coke)

1.Grease and line an 9’ round baking pan.
2. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
3.Melt butter-Microwave for 1 minute on high.Let it cool.
4.Add milkmaid and beat well.
5.Sift together Maida,Cocoa Powder,Baking Powder and Baking soda in a separate bowl.
Milkmaid-Butter mixture mix to the Maida mixture alternating with cola till Butter-Milkmaid mixture and Cola are finished.
7. Stir in the vanilla essence.
8. Pour into the greased baking tin and bake for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9. Let the Cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Ingredients –For the Sugar syrup
Sugar – ½ cup
Water – ½ cup
In a thick bottom pan,mix the sugar and water and boil till the sugar melts.Keep aside to cool. finished.
Ingredients for Frosting
 3/4 cup milk
 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant pudding mix, Vanilla flavor
 1/4 cup Sugar
 8 ounces Cool Whip (Thaw per instructions on the packaging)

1. In a bowl, add milk, sugar and vanilla pudding and mix using wire whisker for 1 minute.
2. Fold in the Thawed Cool Whip. Mix well for another 2 minutes. 

Ingredients for filling and Garnishing
Few cherries for garnishing on top. I used bottled Cherries that comes in syrup.
4-5 Tbsp of Cherry Syrup in the filling.
A bar of milk chocolate – Make chocolate shavings out of the bar and keep refrigerated till use. (I used Hershey's milk chocolate)

Assembling the Cake
Cut the cake into 2 layers horizontally[Means Half the cake horizontally).
Keep one layer of the cake on the serving plate.
Sprinkle 5-6 tablespoons of sugar syrup on it. And 4-5 tbsp of Cherry Syrup.
Now spread 5-6 tablespoons of prepared cream frosting on it.
The other layer we have kept aside, spread sugar syrup on the inside layer of it. 
Put that layer back on the first layer making it a full cake. 
Cover the cake completely with cream frosting on all sides and the top.
Level the top and sides with a broad spatula dipped in chilled water.
Decorate the top and sides with chocolate shavings and Halved cherries on top. You can decorate as you like.
Keep chilled in the fridge till use. 

                                                  Look at the layered filling.....Delicious!!

                                         Here is a closer look...Doesn't this look heavenly?

                            Look at this!! My Husband couldn't wait for me to finish clicking the pics!!

I can't wait to see my little nephew enjoy the cake too :)

Sending this to Champa's Bake Off Event.
Also to Nupur's CopyCat Event 


BangaloreBaker said...

I liked the narration. Nice cake. Thanks for the entry. I am sure the kids loved it.

Nitin Sharma said...

Last time I ate black forest cake/pastry was in India....I think like 6-7 years ago.....and here I am at home in US, enjoying the same delicious black forest cake...thanks to my lovely wife....u r awesome my love :)

Pavithra said...

wow lovely and beautiful post ,, Cake looks perfect . Hey I think your post is an eligible entry for the event conducted by Nupur..

check this out

Madhura Manoj said...

Mmmm mouthwatering yum...

Pari said...

Hi Vaishali, the cake looks awesome, I am sure your nephew is going to relish eating this KOOL stuff. That's so sweet of ur DH to appreciate all ur hard work, I truly appreciate that, pls tell him.My DH is quite like him, and I surely admire and respect his comment the most.

notyet100 said...

mmmm droolin here,

Priya said...

My god, cant believe its eggless..such a gorgeous and scrumptious cake, my fav..

Pavithra said...

Looks so so so yummy.. without egg it looks awesome and very very very fluffy too.. Wish I there to have a slice.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks beautiful...

Divya Kudua said...

Wow have done a splendid job!!I love this simple recipe too..your nephew would be so happy!!

Srimathi said...

Are'nt you a cute aunt. the cake looks moist for an eggless version. Good Job!

Nupur said...

That does look heavenly- thanks for participating!

ss said...

kalpana; so........yummy!!am waiting 4 u 2 cum.

Jay said...

Hy Vaishali,

Looks very colorful n tempting...first time got wonderful space with healthy collection of recipes dear...happy to follow drop in at my blog sometime..!

divya said...

you have a very nice blog and so many colourful, mouth watering dishes....following drop in at my blog sometime...

Kman said...

yummy this cake looks amazing.
i did meet the need to cook eggless every now and again

Cooking Foodie said...

Found this dish via Petitchef... cake looks divine! and its eggless too...

SS said...

Your cake looks scrumptious!! :) Cheers!

Chandni said...

Hey Vini..cake is looking sooooo yummy..i'll try it out at home sometime in future.....bcoz rt nw tehre r lots of other things to do....but keep posting..liked it...enjoy

Anonymous said...

Hi Vaishali,
I tried the eggless black forest cake and it came out really good. I made a little modification to the receipe...used 250ml of the areated soda(I used flavoured sparkingling water) and used mixed fruit jam instead of the cherry pie filling.

Thanks for the receipe.

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and is VERY GOOD. Can I use same recipe for Vanilla cake. Like recipe use 4 TBSP Cocoa Powder instead use 4 TBSP Flour?

Vaishali Sharma said...

Hi Anonymous (I wud love to know ur name :) )...Thanks! I am glad u tried the recipe and liked it. Yes, You cansubstitute 4 tbsp of flour for cocoa and add an extra Tsp of Vanilla Essence.

Ramya said...
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Ramya said...

Hi ,
Thats a gr8 idea to incorporate instant pudding mix and whipped topping. I tried it the other day and i was just so good!!

thanks for inspiring me...

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