A Christmas cake is simple to prepare and can always be served during the holidays, especially when there is the presence of children who may not like the typical Christmas cookies. The Christmas cakes are essential to create that magical and charming air and your house will smell of Christmas and sweetness that will be around you. The Christmas cakes are perfect for the entire holiday season, and also to conclude the Christmas Eve dinner with a touch of sweetness.
Black Forest cake is a typical Swiss German cake and is definitely delicious and perhaps the most famous dessert in America. Then how not to devote an article to the black forest cake. The original name of the cake, Schwarzwalder Kirsch, according to some sources derives from the fact that the cake ingredients including the liqueur Kirsch, cherries and chocolate curls that usually decorate the cake resemble the appearance of the trees in the Black Forest.
The original recipe of black forest cake provides that the cherries in syrup should be made in house. I would say that one of this chocolate cakes deserves a place of honour, if only for her sweet tooth, a biscuit chocolate sponge cake, layers of whipped cream and Cherry Pie syrup all decorated with whipped cream, chocolate flakes and the inevitable cherries whole, in short is pure pleasure.
For Christmas Eve and also for evenings with friends or relatives in the warmth of the holidays prepare for your guests this sweet Black Forest chocolate cake that helps to create an atmosphere of joy with concentrated sweetness and goodness.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 50 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories per serving: 205 calories per 100 gms
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup cream
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 chocolate bars
- Salt to taste
- 10 cherries
- Place a pan on very low flame and melt butter in it. Remove from the flame and let the butter cool. Add milk, eggs, vanilla and mix well.
- Sift flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt together in a bowl. Grease a baking tray with little butter. Dust it with flour and keep it aside.
- Take a pan with little butter and put the flour mixture with the milk butter mixture. Pour the batter into the greased baking tray and bake for 40 minutes at 175 degrees. When it is done, let it cool and then slit it horizontally into two.
- Whip the cream till light and fluffy. Sandwich the two layers of cake with whipped cream and cherries. Top with whipped cream shredded chocolate bars and cherries. Serve it chilled.