Black forest cake

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Black forest cake

Postby asatapathy » Jun 21st, '11, 21:45

Ingredients
(4) large eggs
(3/4) cup – flour
(1/2) cup – sugar
(4oz) bitter sweet chocolate
(2) TBL spoons – corn starch
(2) TBL spoons – sugar (this is separate from ½ cup of sugar)
pinch of salt
(1) pint – heavy cream (be sure the heavy cream and container are very cold)
(2) TBL spoons – powdered sugar
(2) tsp – vanilla extract
(1) jar – cherries (separate cherries from juice into separate bowls)
Will need 1-2 bars of dark chocolate to create shavings, using a vegetable peeler

Directions
1.Step 1 – Making the Chocolate Cake
1. Separate egg whites from yolks (make sure there are no traces of yolk in whites, otherwise it will be difficult to beat into a white mixtures)
2. Beat egg yolks with a ½ cup of sugar, until you get a white mixture
3. Melt chocolate into a vessel where you have chocolate container on top of boiling water
4. Once chocolate is melted, add to yolk mixture. Just add a little to tempure egg yolks so they don’t coo, then add the rest
5. Beat egg whites with (2) TBL spoons of sugar and pinch of salt until you get a firm white mixture
6. Make sure there are no traces of egg yolk in whites and that your beater is clean and dry
7. Add pinch of salt to egg whites
8. Once egg whites starts to firm up, add the 2 TBL spoons of sugar
9. Mix corn starch with flour and sift into different container
10. Incorporate egg whites and flour and corn starch into chocolate mixture
11. Now going to add some of egg white and flour into chocolate mixture

2.Step 2 – Baking the Chocolate Cake
1. Get baking pan ready
2. Butter the pan and place parchment paper on pan
3. Butter parchment paper and place chocolate mixture in pan
4. Pre-heat oven to 360°
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes
6. To check if the cake is cooked, press on top – it should feel firm Gently move to rack so it cools down

3.Step 3 – Preparing the Cream
1. Now beat the heavy cream into whipped cream by mixing with powdered sugar and vanilla extract
2. Make sure the heavy cream, container and beater heads are cold by placing them in the refrigerator for a few hours before making the whipped cream
3. The consistency of the whipped cream should be firm
4. Cover heavy cream with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator until ready to use

4.Step 4 – Other things to Prepare
1. Make chocolate shavings by shaving chocolate bar with vegetable peeler
2. Cut cherries into small pieces

5.Step 5 – Assembling the Black Forest Cake
1. Now that the cake is at room temperature, cut the cake two halves horizontaly.
2. Now going to assemble the Black Forest
3. First wet cake with syrup, then add whipped cream and cherries, and repeat a few times. Then cover whole cake with the whipped cream and chocolate shavings
4. Now going to decorate top of the Black Forest, so going to pipe some whipped cream on top using a piping bag and piping tip.
5. To use piping bag, first insert piping tip inside bag, then cut edge to be able to pipe; then turn over in hands and fill with some cream. Use thumbs to push cream
down; turn piping bag up and push down cream
6. Put cream circles around top of cake and add a cherry in the middle
7. Decorate with some chocolate shavings
8. Place in refrigerator for 4-hours so it cools down and cake absorbs syrup

SORRY VIEWERS THERE IS NO OPTION TO UPLOAD THE PICTURE, SO I AM UNABLE TO UPLOAD MY HANDMADE BLACK FOREST CAKE

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Re: Black forest cake

Postby Odia » Jul 23rd, '11, 15:59

asatapathy wrote:SORRY VIEWERS THERE IS NO OPTION TO UPLOAD THE PICTURE, SO I AM UNABLE TO UPLOAD MY HANDMADE BLACK FOREST CAKE

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