Saturday, October 17, 2015

Black Forest Cake 黑森林蛋糕

给老公做的黑森林生日蛋糕~ 不想太绚丽多姿,只想找回最初的好味道。
Back to basic ~ A black forest birthday cake for my lovely hubby!
(Makes : a 6.5" round cake pan with removable bottom)

  1. Mix cocoa powder with hot water, set aside.
  2. Lightly whisk sugar and egg yolk. Add in corn oil, cocoa mixture (1) and milk. Then follow by sifted cake flour, corn flour and baking soda, mix well.
  3. In a bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy.
  4. Gradually add in sugar, beat till stiff peaks.
  5. Take 1/3 portion of egg white mixture, mix with egg yolk mixute.
  6. Fold the balance egg white mixture, combine well.
  7. Pour batter into pan.
  8. Bake at pre-heated oven at 170C at 35 mins (mine at 40 mins: lower rack).
  9. Remove cake from oven and invert the cake pan. Cool at wire rack.
For whipping cream frosting 
400g whipping cream
30g icing sugar
2tbsp cocoa powder + 3 tbsp hot water
  • Beat whipped cream and icing sugar until soft peak.
  • Add in cocoa mixture and continue to beat until almost stiff peak
To decorate
1 tin of Kirsch (cherry liqueur)
Some strawberries or fresh cherries
Some candy pearls (optional)
Chocolate shavings

  1. Slice the chiffon cake into 3 equal portions.
  2. Spread a layer of whipped cream and top with cherries.
  3. Repeat the same method for 2nd and 3rd layer.
  4. Spread the remaining whipped cream over sides and top of cake. Finish with a garnish  of strawberries/cherries, candy pearls and chocolate shavings.
*Recipe reference : Eileen, Joceline & Sonia*


  1. 简简单单就是好滋味啦,祝妳老公生日快乐!

  2. Wow.... the birthday cake looks great!! Just like those from the bakery shop.... simple yet so beautifully done. Your hubby is so blessed to have you!!

  3. It looks beautiful and scrumptious! Your husband is lucky.

  4. Hi Esther,

    If I want to bake 8" cake, how to adjust the ingredients quantity?