Black Forest Cake
Chocolate Sponge Cake
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.
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.
- 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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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
Alright thanks! Can't wait to try it tonight 🙂
Hi. I'm trying out this cake. Could you advise if I can omit chocolate paste? Or substitute with cocoa powder?
Yes you can mix the cocoa powder with 2 tbsp hot water. There is also chocolate sponge mix available at the baking supplies store.
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
What is Optima flour, Chocolate Emulco and where can I find them?
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.
Hello, good afternoon, Ann.
The dark sweet cherries is my favourite..^^
Can i know what is the difference between chocolate emulco vs chocolate paste?
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.
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!
Ai Li, hahaa… no lah, I don't have time to take order. Sorrry ^-^
I love black forest cake. Adore it. Crave it. Want it. And when I get it – I won't share. Wow is this delicious!
this one too! lovely!
This is my favorite cake…and yours is gorgeous 🙂
What a gorgeous cake! I love the decoration!
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 *=*
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 :((
Oh I so love your combination of two fillings in a cake 🙂 Great idea and it surely is delish! 🙂 Very nice cake!
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 🙂
Black forest is an all time fav and this looks just wonderful !
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.
Wow…..beautiful cake. Love must be in the air……we are both sharing hearts around 😀 Hope we can get more people to smile more…hehe. I need a big slice…so hungry here!
Such a lovely and decadent cake !! I hope to get some good stencils too. And lucky cousins:-))
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.
oh yes … you just reminded me of your almond cheese cake.
i love your cake decor its so pretty =D
Love this classic cake! I'm wondering what cake that you can't make … It seems you can bake perfectly all of them 🙂
This cake looks delicious. My family will love the taste.
This is one of my friends' favorite cakes. Very sweet of you to make this especially for your friends. Looks so so tasty :).
Wonderful combination of the chocolate mousse with the usual layer of fresh cream, and your stenciling…so neat!
So beautifully done and I have not eaten black forest cake for a while. Dont finish hor – keep a slice for me. 😉
Wow! Love this cake! I wish I could be your cousin or friend who receive your baking! 😀
I have not had black forest cake for so so long. You make me miss it!
This looks decedent and delicious!
This looks decedent and delicious!
ma chère anncoo ton gâteau est magnifique bravo
What a beautiful cake. Looks delicious!
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.
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!
Looks terrific Ann! The outside's exactly like a Swensen's classic ice cream cake =)
Anncoo, this looks so elegant and pretty!
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!
my favorite cake!
How could they not love it? It's gorgeous, and looks so good inside and out! Mmmmmm…..Yum!
This is such a lovely cake, Ann! I would love to have a slice right now 🙂
I Like to see 2 different layers on the cake, the cake looks lovely & delicious!
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!
Well, who's that making a blackforest cake? Gee whiz! It's Ann! Love the way it's decorated. 🙂
looks so pro! your deco skills is so good!
Wish to have some slice rite now..Gorgeous cake..
Ooh! This look yummy delicious. 🙂 I like the chocolate mousse layer yum…yum.
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!