Black Forest Cake (Oven Bake)

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  • All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup / 120 grams
  • Sugar – 3/4 cup / 150 grams
  • Unsalted Butter – 150 grams Soft
  • Eggs – 3
  • Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup / 55 grams
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

For Decorating:

  • Whipped Cream as needed (RECIPE HERE)
  • Cherries – 1 cup chopped + few whole for topping
  • Syrup that comes with cherry as needed for soaking cake
  • Chocolate Curls and Shaving as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.
  2. First prepare the cake tins by applying butter on the bottom and sides and dusting some flour on the tin and remove the excess.
  3. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. Take butter in a bowl, add in sugar and vanilla. Use a beater to whip this till fluffy. Add in eggs and whip again till fluffy.
  5. Now add in the sifted dry ingredients and fold gently.
  6. Tip this in the tins and place this in the oven.Bake for 25 mins.Check the cake by inserting a knife in it,if the knife comes out clean then the cake is ready.Remove the cake from the oven and let the cake cool for 15 min.
  7. Now invert the cake from tine and set aside to cool down.
  8. Now drain the cherries from tin and reserve the juice in which they are packed. Remove the seeds from the cherries and break them into small pieces.
  9. Whip the icing ingredients together until peak stage is formed.(ie)if you take the beater out,it forms a peak without folding over.
  10. Now Take a plate, place a cake over it, cover the sides with parchment paper. Now brush the cake with the juice generously. Now
  11. Take this whipping cream and apply between each slice and add a generous layer of chopped cherries and cover the entire cake with icing..
  12. Decorate the cake with cherries,chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shards.
  13. Chill the cake for 3 to 4 hours or over night in the refrigerator.Slice and Enjoy..

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