Am planning for the past 2 days to bake a cake for my birthday which falls on 27th September (yes, TODAY is My BIRTHDAY!) but had guts to play with a simple recipe, since its only the second attempt for me to bake cake. So i don't want to take risk with a tedious cake recipe. I started to browse for cake recipes and bookmarked a few. I asked my hubby which cake recipe to kick in. At once, he answered me let's order for a cake in bakery shop, instead of baking at home and added that he is the only one who has to eat cake whether it comes out good or bad. The reason is he got afraid of my baking skill. But i refused to order a cake.
I strictly told him that I will bake cake for my birthday and its going to be a thrilling experience for me and he too accepted for it. I went for shopping along with him, day before yesterday evening, to purchase the ingredients required for the recipe. Yesterday morning we decided to bake "Eggless Black Forest Cake" and i googled in again for the recipe and selected Divya's recipe. Her recipe goes here. After i had my lunch, i started to bake the cake. My husband too helped me and my kiddo was sleeping while am baking. so i didn't get any hindrance from my kiddo side.
i baked the cake in 2 batched since i have a small tin and when the first batch came out successful, i was really very happy and felt very confident and started baking the second batch and meanwhile prepared for icing too. My kiddo got up and was excited to see the first batch of cake. He asked me why am i baking cake and i told him that tomorrow is Mom's birthday! Immediately, he sang "Happy Birthday to you, Mummy!" and i told her to wish me tomorrow. Then he got very curious what am i doing and was questioning me for each and every action of mine. He got excited while am preparing for icing. He asked me let him to beat the icing ingredients. Cute 3 years old kiddo was holding the electric beater for the whole process until the cream forms the soft peak. He didn't at all let me to touch the beater though i was telling him that your hands will pain if you hold beater for long time. He refused to give it to me and did his job successfully in cute way. I gave him a big clap for the help he did for me, which he expects from me usually. He felt very proud that he has done something in preparing cake. Thanks Dear!
The cake really came out too good and tasty and i once again thank Divya a lot for her wonderful recipe!
Coming to the recipe.....
Ingredients Required for Cake:
Condensed Milk – 400 gms
Butter – 125 gms
All Purpose Flour – 225 gms
Cocoa Powder – 4 tbsp
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Aerated Cola – 200ml(I used Coco Cola)
Grease the baking tin with ghee and dust with flour. Sift together all purpose flour,cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda for 3 times and keep this flour mix aside.
Microwave butter for 1 minute on 100% temperature. Let it cool. Add milkmaid to it and beat well. Add the flour mix to it alternating with cola till flour mix and cola are finished.
Pour this mix into the greased baking tin and bake for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
I baked the cake in 2 batches since i have small tin.
Outcome of the Cake Baked in 2 Batches:
Ingredients –For the Sugar syrup
Sugar – ½ cup or 8 tbsp
Water – ½ cup
In a thick bottom pan,mix sugar and water and bring it to boil till the sugar melts.Keep aside to cool.
Ingredients –For the cream
Fresh Cream – 300 ml
Powdered Sugar – 4-5 tbsp
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
Keep cream and the beater blades in the freezer for about half an hour. Add sugar and essence to the chilled cream. Beat well till the cream is thick and forms soft peak. Keep refrigerated till use.
Ingredients for Filling and Garnish
Cherries - 1 cup
Chocolate Bar - 1 (Shave the chocolate and refrigerate it till use)
Assembling the Cake:
Cut the cake into 3 layers horizontally. Keep one layer of the cake on the serving plate. Sprinkle 3-4 tablespoons of sugar syrup on it. Now spread 2-3 tablespoons of whipped cream on top of the cake. Add the chopped cherries on top. Repeat with other layers. Cover the cake completely with whipped cream on all sides and the top. Level the top and sides with a broad spatula dipped in chilled water. Decorate the top with chocolate shavings,halved cherries and silver beads. Keep chilled in the fridge till use.
Myself and my kid together cut the cake today morning and enjoyed the taste of the cake! My kiddo wished me with a Greeting Card and a small gift. I was so excited to see both of it. Thank you, my little Sweet Heart!