Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eggless Black Forest Cake

Ingredients for the base
1 Can (14 oz) - Carnation Condensed Milk(Sweetened)
125 gms Butter
225 gms All Purpose Flour 
4 tbsp Cocoa Powder 
1 tsp Baking Powder 
1 tsp Baking Soda  
200ml Aerated Cola* (I used Coco Cola)

*You can use any Aerated drink may be plain soda too.

Ingredients for the icing

12.00 oz  Betty Crocker Frosting - Whipped Cream
1 or 1 1/2cup Cherries (I used Trader Joe Cherries which are in a jar in a light syrup that looks very liquid/water like)
1 Chocolate Bar shaved (dark or milk chocolate your preference)

Method/Directions for the base

  • Sift together all purpose flour,cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda for 3 times and keep this flour mix aside. 
  • Grease 2 baking tins(same size or bake the cake in to parts)* with ghee and dust with flour. 
  • Microwave butter for 1 minute on 100% temperature. Let it cool. 
  • Add  Condensed Milk to it and beat well.Till its smooth and frothy.
  • Add the flour mix to it alternating with cola till flour mix and cola are finished. Mix it well till the mix is smooth and frothy
  • Pour this mix equally into the 2 greased baking tins.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  • Cool on a wire rack.

*I baked the cake in 2 batches,as I wanted a layered cake.
If you want more than 2 layers, divide the mix equally into your desired no of layers and bake. OR bake It as one single cake and cut the cake into no of layers you desire.

Method/Directions for icing

  • Chop(into halves) half of the cherries to fill in the layers.
  • Keep one layer of the cake on the serving plate.
  • Now spread 3-4 tablespoons of whipped cream on top of the cake.(You can use more or less whipped cream as you prefer)
  • Add the chopped cherries on top. 
  • Repeat with other layers (if any).
  • Cover the cake completely with whipped cream on all sides and the top.
  • Level the top and sides with a broad spatula dipped in chilled water.
  • Decorate the top with chocolate shavings and cherries.
  • Keep chilled in the fridge till use.

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