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Black forest pancake cake recipe

Black forest pancake cake recipe

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Chocolate pancakes are layered with cherry puree and whipped cream in this clever black forest pancake cake, a twist on the classic dessert.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 240ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g plain flour
  • 45g cocoa powder
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed (optional)
  • 120ml cherry puree
  • 2 tablespoons vodka (optional)
  • 60ml cream, whipped
  • 6 sweet cherries on stem
  • 30g chocolate shavings, or to taste

MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:4min ›Ready in:34min

  1. Combine milk and eggs in a blender; pulse until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt; pulse until pancake batter is well blended. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time if batter appears too thick.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Drop a ladle of batter onto the pan and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter until you have at least 6 pancakes. Transfer pancakes to a wire rack to cool.
  3. Mix cherry puree and vodka together in a bowl.
  4. Brush 1 pancake with cherry puree mixture and pipe whipped cream on the edge of the pancake; top with another pancake. Repeat until all the pancakes, cherry puree mixture and whipped cream are used. Top with sweet cherries and chocolate shavings. Slice cake using a serrated knife.

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Black forest pancake cake recipe - Recipes

Christmas season is round the corner and so is the time to indulge in cakes, cookies and all the delightful recipes made especially during Christmas. Cakes are the essence of Christmas and Black Forest cake specifically is everyone's favourite. Made by stacking up layers of cakes and filling cream layers in between, Black Forest cake is liked by adults and children alike. Just decorate with some cherries and chocolate shavings on top and your cake is ready to be served. You can also add a personalized touch to it by adding ingredients as per your taste. So, make sure you try this recipe this Christmas and enjoy the year end in a sweet way.


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  • 1 cup powdered Whole wheat
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Refined oil
  • 1 tablespoon juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 pieces cherry
  • 200 ml fresh cream
  • 8 tablespoon chopped cherry
  • 5 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 8 tablespoon chocolate shavings

How to make Eggless Black Forest Cake

Step 1

Grease a round baking pan, preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Step 2

Seive whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, baking soda in a a bowl and keep aside.

Step 3

In another bowl, take 3/4 cup sugar, add 1 cup of cold water and stir so that the sugar dissolves. Add in the 1/4 cup oil and stir briskly so that everything is mixed well.

Step 4

Add in juice of one (1 tbsp) lime followed by 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix well.

Step 5

Add the sieved dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix everything well so no lumps form in the cake batter.

Step 6

Pour the cake batter in the prepared cake pan. Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

Step 7

Insert a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean your cake is ready. Let cool completely.

Step 8

When cooled, carefully slice the cake in 3 layers and keep separately.

Step 9

Sprinkle some sugar syrup on the cake evenly (base layer) and lather on some cream.

Step 10

Sprinkle some chopped cherries and place the second cake layer.

Step 11

Repeat again the with second layer of cake and finally top with whipped cream. Cover the sides also.

Step 12

Sprinkle chocolate shavings on the side and on the middle of the cake and garnish with whole cherries.


Black Forest Cake Recipe

Perhaps no other cake is as visually-appealing as the Black Forest Cake.

Although the exact origin remains unknown, many agree that the cake has taken its name from the Germany&rsquos Black Forest region. Besides, it is worth-noting that one of the earliest appearances of this recipe is in a German cook book way back the 1930&rsquos.

Try doing a quick search on Google Images and you will see that there are probably hundreds of different ways to present this chocolate cake. Still, certain distinct characteristics are always present such as the whipped cream and the cherries.

The Black Forest Cake Recipe has become a favorite for both young and old. In Germany, however, it is mostly a dessert for adults since brandy is one of its main ingredients. It is illegal to sell these cakes in the country if it doesn&rsquot contain a good amount of brandy.

Of course, you can choose to leave out the alcoholic content if you will be serving this for kids or for non-drinkers. Either way, this cake is a yummy treat you can serve during parties and other gatherings.

Here&rsquos the procedure for baking your own Black Forest Cake. Go grab baker&rsquos hats and tools and let&rsquos start baking this !


Black forest pancakes

Black forest is a truly wonderful set of flavours and you can see why are so iconic now. Chocolate and cherry are a flavour partnership which just keep on giving us wonderful results.

Making black forest pancakes is really easy I promise. You take a beautiful simple pancake recipe and mix in chopped cherries. Fresh or preserved cherries both work, but you will need to take the pips out of the fresh if you have them.

Once the cherries are we add a few chocolate chips and hey presto we are ready to cook.

If you want to take it to the next level drizzle molten chocolate sauce over them when you are serving. You definitely can’t go wrong with more chocolate.


This stunning chocolate and cherry cake will bring the wow factor to your Christmas table. The moreish flavour of the Black Forest Cake is based in the indulgent combination of tBetty Crocker™ Devil’s Food Cake Mix and Indulgent Chocolate Fudge and Vanilla Icing. Follow our recipe to create a Christmas Black Forest Cake your guests won't soon forget.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker&trade Devil&rsquos Food Cake Mix
  • Vegetable oil, water and eggs called for on the cake mix box
  • 1/2 tub (200g) Betty Crocker&trade Indulgent Chocolate Fudge Icing
  • 1 tub Betty Crocker&trade Velvety Vanilla Icing
  • 150g black cherry jam
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 12 cherry or dark chocolate truffles

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Instructions Hide Images

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Grease 3 x 18cm round sandwich tins and line the bases with baking paper.

Make up the cake mix as directed on the cake mix box using the oil, water and eggs. Divide the mixture evenly between the 3 cake tins. Bake in the oven for 22-25 minutes, or until a round bladed knife inserted into the centre of each cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool a little before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Remove the baking paper.

Line a shallow 30cm x 20cm rectangular baking tray with a sheet of baking paper. Spread the chocolate fudge icing over the paper, leaving a small border around the edges. Bake for 20 minutes. The icing will bubble up and create a toffee. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray. Break into shards once cooled.

Spread a third of the vanilla icing onto the top of 1 cake, leaving a slightly thicker border around the edges and spoon half of the cherry jam into the centre spreading to the thicker edge. (The thicker edge is in place to make sure the jam doesn&rsquot run.) Repeat with 1 other cake. Place the 2 cakes on top of each other, icing-side up, and top with the third uniced cake. Using the remaining third of the icing, ice the top and sides, creating a &lsquonaked&rsquo look by scraping off any excess icing around the sides. Dust the top of the cake with the cocoa powder.

Decorate the top of the cake with the icing shards (you will have some shards left over) and the cherry or dark chocolate truffles and serve immediately or keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container (see Tip).

Expert Tips

Although the cake itself will keep for up to 1 week, make the shards on the day you want to serve the cake as they will absorb moisture from the air so become little less brittle after a day.

Make your own cherry decoration: heat 75g dark chocolate in the microwave or over a pan of simmering water, until just melted. Dip 12 whole cherries, with stalks, into the chocolate and leave to set on a baking paper-lined plate or tray. Melt 25g white chocolate and spoon into a disposable piping bag. Snip off the end and pipe lines over the cherries.

For a cake with absolutely no crumbs in the icing, freeze the cakes for 1 hour before icing.


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Black forest pancake cake recipe - Recipes

Put baking paper in an 8″ (20 cm) diameter baking form and only then tighten the cake ring.

Melt the chocolate with steam as follows: Pour cold water in a pot, place a glass bowl on top but don't let it touch the water. Crumble the chocolate in the bowl and add the butter. Turn the stove on and once the water comes to a boil, turn it off. The chocolate is now melted. All you have to do now is stir well.

Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Beat the whites briefly on the highest setting with a mixer or until they turn to foam. Now begin to mix again, starting at the minimum setting and gradually increasing it.

Mix to the point when when you pull the mixer beaters up you see egg whites stuck to them. The egg whites have to form firm and shiny tips, pointed downward.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until whitened and fluffy. Add the melted chocolate and beat. Sift the flour with the baking powder and starch. Add the floury mixture in several lots, without beating with the mixer anymore. Alternate between it and the egg whites. Stir very carefully, so that the whites don't deflate. Pour the dough into the baking form.

Bake in a preheated 347°F (175 °C) oven for about 30 min.

Dissolve the starch for the cherry cream in a bowl of water. Strain the cherries from the compote, pour the juice into a pot. Heat the cherry juice, add the starch and boil until thickened while stirring nonstop. Pour in the cherry brandy. Add the cherries themselves, stir and leave it to cool. Set aside 8 cherries for decoration.

Divide the cooled layer into 3 parts using a sharp knife or thread. Put the cake ring around the first layer. Pour in the cooled cherry cream and leave it in the fridge to harden.

Once the cherry cream hardens, beat 4/5 cup (200 ml) of cream with a packet of stabilizer, 1 tbsp powdered sugar and a packet of vanilla. Pour in 2 oz (50 g) dark chocolate shavings and stir carefully with a silicone cake spatula. Pour the cream mixture on the second layer and smooth it out.

Sprinkle the final layer with cherry brandy and put it on the cake, pressing lightly. Leave the cake in the fridge overnight to harden.

When the cake sits in the fridge for a few hours, the cake layers moisten and stop being so dry. The next day, slide a knife along the edges carefully and remove the cake ring.

Beat 4/5 cup (200 ml) of cream with a packet of stabilizer, 1 tbsp powdered sugar and a packet of vanilla. Smear this cream on the top and sides of the cake. Smooth it out and stick chocolate shavings to the sides of the cake and one very small circle in the very middle. This is the decoration for the original version of German Black Forest Cake.

Beat the final 4/5 cup (200 ml) of cream with a packet of stabilizer, 1 tbsp powdered sugar and a packet of vanilla. Using a pastry bag, make 8 large rosettes on the top of the cake and put a cherry from the compote on top of each rosette.


Black forest pancake cake recipe - Recipes

  • 150g/5oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 200g/7oz Chocolate (good quality, at least 60% cocoa)
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 200g/7oz Butter or Margarine, cut into pieces
  • 200g/7oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs, separated

Filling & Decoration

  • 300ml/½pt Whipped Cream
  • 50g/2oz Icing Sugar
  • 1 tin Black Cherries, strained (reserve liquid for syrup)
  • 125g/4oz Chocolate, grated or curls

Syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and base line three 7" sandwich tins.
  2. Place the chocolate and milk in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir continuously until the chocolate has melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and beat in the butter/margarine, then the caster sugar. Beat in for 3-4 minutes by hand or use an electric beater.
  3. Fold in the flour and add the egg yolks one at a time. Stiffly beat the egg whites and fold into the cake mixture. Divide the mixture evenly between the sandwich tins. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Turn onto a wire tray to cool.

To make syrup

  1. Pour the liquid from the tin of cherries into a measuring jug. Add enough water to come to 225ml/8fl oz.
  2. Pour into a small saucepan. Heat over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes until thickened.
  3. Stir in the kirsch.

To assemble cake

  1. Pour syrup over the three cakes. Reserve 12 black cherries and some of the whipped cream for decoration on the top of the cake.
  2. Gently sandwich each cake together with the remainder of the whipped cream which has been sweetened with icing sugar and black cherries.
  3. Decorate top of cake with the grated chocolate or curls. Pipe cream around edge and place cherries on top.