Nimi's Culinary Ventures


These days its been raining cats and dogs !For the past two days I guess there’s been a twist in the weather.Its sunny(at least till afternoon) I thought I’ll go on for a Black forest gateau.Whenever I opt for an icing cake I usually have to be all eyes on my younger one coz he’s always there to tamper with the baked cake.Last day  after baking a chocolate cake I was busy whipping cream…when I checked out my cake for spreading the cream my cake was dug up  with a hole in the centre and he was laughing at me  with  the cake in his mouth..!!

For my black gateau I have used homemade strawberry wine instead of  Kirsch .I had to do my topping with canned cherries..sigh..didn’t get fresh ones!

Black Forest Cake
For the cake
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1cup of icing sugar
6 eggs
100g of butter
1tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp baking powder
For filling
Tinned cherries
Chocolate curls
2 cups of whipping cream
1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
For cake syrup
1/2 cup of water
7tbsp of sugar
2tbsp of strawberry wine or kirsch

  • Sieve cocoa powder and flour together.
  • In a bowl beat the eggs and sugar till it becomes creamy.Add vanilla essence to it and beat it again.
  • To this beat in the cocoa-flour mix slowly till all the flour is well incorporated.
  • Add the melted butter to it and mix well.
  • Grease and lightly flour the baking tin .Now pour in the cake mixture.
  • Preheat the oven at 180degree Celsius for 15 minutes.
  • Bake the cake for about 45 minutes and let it cool on a wire rack.
  • Cut the cake into three partitions carefully.
  • Prick all the three cake partitions with a fork.
  • In a saucepan on flame add in the ingredients for the cake syrup and bring it to boil stirring for about 10 minutes .
  • Let the syrup cool and slowly pour the syrup over the partitions.
  • Whip the whipping cream with sifted icing sugar to get soft peaks using a blender.
  • Deseed the canned cherries as per requirement .
  • Place the first part of the cake on a large plate and spread the whipping cream on to the cake.Now arrange the cherries on the cream .Now place the second partition on it and lightly press it.Repeat the filling process in the same manner and place the third partition on it.
  • You can use the leftover whipping cream to cream the cakes outer part.Decorate it with chocolate curls and cherries.After decoration cool the cake in a refrigerator so that the icing sets.  



  1. The Cooking Ninja

    June 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    What a beautiful cake!

    It's raining like cats & dogs here too. What a wet June we have this year. LOL! My poppet used to pinch my freshly baked cake too. These day I warned her not to pinch it. But it is easier with just 1 kid at home. 🙂

  2. Shabs..

    June 20, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Oh wow….loved the way u wrote…..the way mon dug up the cake….not adifferent story with kids at home!….Love the step by step pics….and a fantastic recipe….never made BF cake yet….there are couple of nice cake that i made quite a while ago. nt yet posted.

    Pinney,Do u work on photoshop?….let me know ok..


  3. Nitha

    June 20, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Perfect one.. Lovely..

  4. Cooking Blog Indexer

    June 20, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Black forest cake looks delicious..reminds me of good old days…

  5. Amreen

    June 20, 2010 at 9:32 am

    It looks wonderful, there is only one problem … you did not make one for me 🙂

  6. Zia Elle

    June 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Wonderfull cake Nimi, your oven is doing its job!!
    Nice the picts!!

  7. PranisKitchen

    June 22, 2010 at 6:58 am

    really delicious cake .. hope ur kids really enjoyed having it.. nicely done

  8. Nimi SunilKumar

    June 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

    @cookin ninja..i guess kids love digging up..
    @shabs & nitha..thnk u da..
    @cooking blog indexer…thank u 4 ur lovely comments,do pop in ..

    @amreen..nxt time u com ovr i'll b ready with the cake!
    @zia and pranis kitchen..thank u dear!

  9. Happy Cook

    June 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Such a beautiful cake, hi hi you can't blame your son of he dugs into the cake, i think even i would do the same 🙂

  10. Nimi SunilKumar

    June 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    @happy cook..thank u dear

  11. Deepa

    June 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    this looks so yummm and perfect…I wish could grab a piece

  12. suma

    July 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    haha, I am obsessive about the cake when I bake and till the cake is cut:-)) Kids!!! Yummy Black forest gateau..

  13. Nithya

    July 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Lovely cake dear.. 🙂 The little one looks so naughty and cute 🙂

  14. shifa firoz

    July 14, 2010 at 6:19 am

    cake looks awesome.. i can see ur son frustrate with the photo session! how cute! 🙂

  15. Rosa's Yummy Yums

    August 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I love that speciality! You cake looks so scrumptious!



  16. Sharmilee! :)

    September 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Wow cake looks so professional…pass on a slice pls 🙂

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