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Black Forest Cake


This Black Forest Cake is made especially for my blogger friends, Angel and Jane. I've added a layer of fresh cream with dark sweet cherries at the bottom and the other layer with chocolate mousse. I used the cake stencil "I love you" for decoration. Hope both of you will like this cake.

    Ingredients:
Chocolate Sponge Cake
3 Eggs
20g Water
165g Optima flour/Sponge cake mix
48g Melted Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp Chocolate paste
1/2 tbsp Chocolate emulco

  • Add eggs, water and optima flour and whisk at high speed till thick and fluffly then add vanilla extract, chocolate paste and chocolate emulco, mix well.
  • Lastly add in melted butter and mix well again.
  • Pour batter into a 8" round cake tin (lined) and bake in preheated oven at 180C for about 20-30 mins.
  • Remove sponge cake immediately from cake tin after baked and leave cake to cool then cut to 3 slices.


Mousse filling
60g Semi sweet chocolate - chop to small pieces
40g Whipping cream
100g Fresh topping cream and 85g Whipping cream

  • In a large bowl, chop semi sweet chocolate to small pieces. Boil 40g whipping cream and pour on to the chocolate pieces.
  • Use a hand whisk to stir chocolate cream till smooth or you can put the bowl of chocolate cream over a pot of hot water for 1 minute and stir chocolate cream till smooth and add 1 tsp vanilla extract, leave to cool.
  • Whisk 100g fresh topping cream together with 85 whipping cream till peak form (not too stiff) and fold into the chocolate cream with a hand whisk and put chocolate mousse in the fridge for few minutes till semi-set.
Topping

300g Fresh Topping cream - whip to peak form - for adding dark sweet cherries and covering the whole cake
1 small Canned Dark sweet cherries - drained

**Kirsch syrup - measure 150ml hot water with 50g sugar, still till sugar melted and leave to cool. Add in 1 tbsp of Kirschwasser (cherry liqueur) and mix well.

Assemble cake
  • Place the base of chocolate sponge on cake board and brush with some kirsch syrup.
  • Spread its top with whipped fresh cream and strew the dark sweet cherries over the fresh cream.
  • Place the 2nd layer of chocolate sponge on top of cherries, brush kirsch and spread semi-set chocolate mousse evenly on cake follow by the last slice of chocolate sponge with kirsch sugar syrup.
  • Finally spread whipped fresh cream all over the cake and decorate cake as desire or with red cherries on top of the cake and chocolate rice or flakes at the side.
Enjoy!

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  1. Ann, could you please ship this here? I'm craving for black forest now. :))

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  2. looks very pretty!! you have put the stencils to good use! :D

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  3. Oh, I wish I can bake like you. You are so pro. :)

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  4. Ann, what a beautiful and delicious cake. I am sure Jane & Angel will love the cake!

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  5. It's tea time now! You had me drooling over this cake! I'm so craving for one now. haha... However, hope you're enjoying your day.
    Kristy

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  6. wah your cake looks so nice! i bet it's heaps tasty as well!!! :D

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  7. OMG! love love love......
    How nice if i am in singapore right now then i can enjoy the real one with Ann and Angel.haha...

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  8. Oooh, what a gorgeous cake Ann! I can tell this sure isn't just an ordinary black Forrest cake, this was kicked up a couple notches with Anncoo's magic touch, and you can definitely see the love put into making this for your friends.

    I just came from reading Mary's blog and I just want to say that you're such a sweet person. Anyone who is willing to help someone else who they haven't even met before sure dies have a heart of gold. Huge hug and pat on the back to you for doing that!

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  9. Ngaww....
    This cake looks so good!! I love teh way you decorated the cake- it looks better than a lot of black forest cakes I've seen in bakeries =D

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  10. Thats a beautiful Cake, Ann! Great use of stencils too :-)

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  11. hi,ann
    where can I buy the Kirschwasser (cherry liqueur) if I don have can I opt it


    lilian

    thanks

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  12. What a beautiful cake! The chocolate mousse filling sure will make the cake taste even better.

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  13. I am here to receive the cake! Thanks for the cake and detail recipe.

    The cake is so lovely. Ur action is really fast. hahaha.

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  14. What a lovely black forest cake you have made, it looks very delicious, love the light and spongy layers! I have never tried to bake one as I know I won't be able to make anything that will come close to it ;)

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  15. I love the addition of the choc mousse layer, different from the usual ones.

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  16. Reminds me of Schwarcwald cake. Excellent estetics!

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  17. What a beautiful cake. Wish I could bake a cake like yours for my hubby's birthday.

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  18. Whatta sweeeeeeeet Black Forest Cake... Ann, would you love to share one on your second pict? :D

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  19. it's a beautiful cake :) and so sweet of you to treat your friends with this :)

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  20. So pretty! So much nicer then store bought ones. I need to make a cake for my hubby's birthday next week, now still no clue which one to make..but your black forest looks absolutely yummy...considering.... ;) Thanks for the lovely idea!

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  21. 好棒的黑森林蛋糕
    可以给我一片吗^^

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  22. Ooh! This look yummy delicious. :) I like the chocolate mousse layer yum...yum.

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  23. Wish to have some slice rite now..Gorgeous cake..

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  24. looks so pro! your deco skills is so good!

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  25. Well, who's that making a blackforest cake? Gee whiz! It's Ann! Love the way it's decorated. :)

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  26. Hi Ann! Just hopped in here from MaryMoh's..she's right, you do have a very lovely blog, love your photos and so many recipes to browse through!

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  27. I Like to see 2 different layers on the cake, the cake looks lovely & delicious!

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  28. This is such a lovely cake, Ann! I would love to have a slice right now :)

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  29. How could they not love it? It's gorgeous, and looks so good inside and out! Mmmmmm.....Yum!

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  30. O you moved! I have been a bit out of the loop lately so I sort of missed that big event, but I like the look of your new 'home'! And I totally love the look of that gorgeous cake!

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  31. Anncoo, this looks so elegant and pretty!

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  32. Looks terrific Ann! The outside's exactly like a Swensen's classic ice cream cake =)

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  33. Pepy ~ you really want to ship it? No problem :))

    Little Inbox, Grub, Faithy ~ Thank you!

    Jess ~ Thanks for your nice words.

    Kristy ~ Hope you have a nice day too.

    Jane & Angel ~ So glad you liked this cake. I also get the coffee ready for both of you ;DD

    LeQuan ~ Thank you very much for your awesome compliments. I'm flattered *.*

    Von ~ Thank you for your comment, dear.

    Lilian ~ You can find Kirsch at Phoon Huat or Sunlik. if not change to rum but kirsch is the best for this cake.

    Esther ~ 试试看阿!你一定会喜欢。

    Sze Sze ~ 谢谢哦!

    HHB ~ Of course you can do it. I love your bakes, always beautiful and delicious.

    Wendy ~Thank you!

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  34. Hello Simone ~ So glad you're here and thank you for your compliments:)

    Jelena ~ hahaa...I must take a look at this Schwarcwald cake.

    Belly Good Cooking ~ Thank you for your nice comment and visiting.

    Tata ~ Thank Yooou. You're welcome.

    Wiffy ~ Thanks.

    BeeBee ~ You're welcome to use this recipe ;D

    J.O. ~ 当然可以啦 *.*

    Happy Flour, Petite ~ Thanks!

    Busygran ~ Thank you very much for your nice words.

    Jeannie ~ Thanks for coming here. Please help yourself :)

    Clare ~ I really flattered by your compliments.

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  35. What a beautiful cake. Looks delicious!

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  36. ma chère anncoo ton gâteau est magnifique bravo
    bonne soirée

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  37. I have not had black forest cake for so so long. You make me miss it!

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  38. Wow! Love this cake! I wish I could be your cousin or friend who receive your baking! :D

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  39. So beautifully done and I have not eaten black forest cake for a while. Dont finish hor - keep a slice for me. ;)

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  40. Wonderful combination of the chocolate mousse with the usual layer of fresh cream, and your stenciling...so neat!

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  41. This is one of my friends' favorite cakes. Very sweet of you to make this especially for your friends. Looks so so tasty :).

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  42. This cake looks delicious. My family will love the taste.

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  43. Love this classic cake! I'm wondering what cake that you can't make ... It seems you can bake perfectly all of them :)

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  44. i love your cake decor its so pretty =D

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  45. oh yes ... you just reminded me of your almond cheese cake.

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  46. Ann, very sweet of you to bake this rich black forest specially for both of them. I'm sure they received it with all your love and effort in baking it.

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  47. Such a lovely and decadent cake !! I hope to get some good stencils too. And lucky cousins:-))

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  48. Wow.....beautiful cake. Love must be in the air......we are both sharing hearts around :D Hope we can get more people to smile more...hehe. I need a big slice...so hungry here!

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  49. Ciao Ann,
    thanks for your nice comment on the new Beautiful Liguria blog. Thanks also for giving me your new address blog. It's so beautiful and I love your recipes as always. Next week I have a birthday and I'm preparing a birthday party and will certainly prepare one of your wonderful cakes. I love them. See you soon, Anna.

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  50. Black forest is an all time fav and this looks just wonderful !

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  51. Looks so good Anncoo !! :) Thumbs up. Hehe. I gave you an award, and if you are free, do hop over and pick it up alright !! You have a great blog dear Anncoo :)

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  52. Oh I so love your combination of two fillings in a cake :) Great idea and it surely is delish! :) Very nice cake!

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  53. You are one of the best cake bakers I've ever seen, what a great presentation and I love black forest cake. I had made it once, quite different recipe though. Now I am craving for a piece of this cake :((

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  54. Hello Friends,
    Thank you very much for all your awesome compliments. I'm really flattered *.*

    Anna ~ Thank you! Love your new blog and hope to see what are you going to prepare for the birthday party ;D

    Weng ~ Thank you very for the lovely award. I love it!

    Thas ~ hehee...you make me blush *=*

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  55. What a gorgeous cake! I love the decoration!

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  56. This is my favorite cake...and yours is gorgeous :)

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  57. I love black forest cake. Adore it. Crave it. Want it. And when I get it - I won't share. Wow is this delicious!

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  58. Ann, can you do me and my family a big favor? You bake the cake and I buy off you? I know for sure I will never be able to bake a like yours or even near it and yet dying to try your cake knowing they will always turn out greatly delicious.........Wow!! I am really impressed!

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    1. Ai Li, hahaa... no lah, I don't have time to take order. Sorrry ^-^

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  59. Hello, good afternoon, Ann.
    The dark sweet cherries is my favourite..^^
    Can i know what is the difference between chocolate emulco vs chocolate paste?
    (blushed...)

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    1. Hi Kah Chin,

      Chocolate emulco is a very dark paste and the chocolate paste with the chocolate flavour. Nowadays I only use chocolate paste alone but add extra paste to the batter to get darker colour.

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  60. Hi there,

    What is Optima flour, Chocolate Emulco and where can I find them?

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    1. Hi,
      If you're in Singapore, you can find Optima flour or Sponge cake mix and chocolate emulco at all baking supply stores. You can find the address link at the Page (Baking Supplies) above. Just click on their name, it will link to their address.

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  61. I love the cake very much...so pretty...however, in the US, they don't sell sponge mix or optimal flour...can I substitute for cake flour? Ty

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  62. Hi. I'm trying out this cake. Could you advise if I can omit chocolate paste? Or substitute with cocoa powder?

    Jewel

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    1. Yes you can mix the cocoa powder with 2 tbsp hot water. There is also chocolate sponge mix available at the baking supplies store.

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  63. Alright thanks! Can't wait to try it tonight :)

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  64. Hi Anncoo,

    I am planning to make this cake but wondering if choclolate emulco and paste are two different things. I could only find chocltae paste :-( can I use 1tbsp of it? Also can you pls explain what is fresh topping cream? Is it whipped cream? One that we get it in can spray bottle.
    Thank you very much

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    1. Hi Sanya,

      Yes you can use 1 tbsp chocolate paste instead. Fresh topping cream is those that for spreading on cake. You can buy the Pour n Whip from the supermarket. Yes is quite similar as the can spray bottle.

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    2. Thanks Ann. So its some thing like this http://eshop.tesco.com.my/en-GB/ProductDetail/ProductDetail/7070483051 (Pour & Whip Pastry Topping):-) Thank you very much. One more favour, Any idea where i can find it in singapore

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  65. Hi Ann,

    I would like to do this cake 1 day in advance. Do you think the sponge cake will be dry? And also the cream will it still be good and retain it shaped?

    Thank you.

    Ling

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    1. Hi Ling, The cake is still moist and soft for 2-3 days with the kircsh syrup added. Store the cake in the fridge before consuming and do not leave the cake at room temp for too long to retain the shaped as you know the weather here is very hot.

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    2. Hi Ann,

      Thank you for your fast reply. Will it be fine if I omit choc Emulco? I do have choc paste, does it mean I added 1tsp of choc paste? Can I check with you what is topping cream? Can I used diary whip cream?
      Thank you

      Ling

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    3. Hi Ling, no problem to omit the choc emulco. Just add the choc paste 1-2 tsp to make the cake looks darker. Topping cream is the same as diary whip cream that has a sweet taste. You can use either one.

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