Black Forest Cake Recipe - Sugar Free Dessert Challenge


The cake is a form of sweet dessert that is typically baked. In its oldest forms, cakes were modifications of bread but now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate and share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies. My favorite cake flavor is BLACK FOREST.  Read to know my Sugar-Free Black Forest Cake Recipe.



Typically, Black Forest cake consists of several layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. Then the cake is decorated with additional whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings. 

In some European traditions, sour cherries are used both between the layers and for decorating the top.





As part of the Sugar-Free Dessert Challenge, I would like to share a Black Forest recipe wherein I have substituted sugar with Sugar-Free Natura.
This cake was prepared with the help of my baker friend John. He was also sweet enough to lend me one of his cardboard bases.

So let's begin.

Ingredients


(Available in the supermarket)

Refined flour (maida) - ½ cup

Cocoa powder - 1 tablespoon

Baking powder   -  ½ teaspoon

Eggs - 3

Sugar-Free Natura Diet Sugar  - ¾ cup

Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon

Milk -  ¼ cup

Orange juice -  ¾ cup

Whipping cream-   1 cup

Canned cherries, stoned  - 100 grams

Chocolate, grated  - ½ cup

Diet sugar   -  ⅓ cup

Chocolate shavings   -  1 cup



Sugar Free Black Forest Cake Recipe
Copyright- Flawsome Felishia



Method



1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350ºF. Grease an eight-inch round cake tin and lightly dust it with flour. 

2. Sift flour with cocoa powder and baking powder together. 

3. Add cream eggs and diet sugar till they form ribbons. Gradually add the flour, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla essence and mix. Add milk to adjust consistency. 

4. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake for about thirty to thirty-five minutes. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely. 

5. Trim the rounded top of the cake and then turn it upside down. Slice it horizontally into two pieces. 

6. Whip the cream with diet sugar till stiff. 

7. Keep one piece of the cake on a plate. Moisten it with some orange juice. Spread a layer of whipped cream. Over that sprinkle some canned cherries. Sprinkle some grated chocolate. 

8. Over this keep the remaining slice of the cake and moisten it with some orange juice. 

9. Spread a layer of whipped cream over the top and on the sides of the sandwiched cake too.

10. Dip the palette knife in hot water, wipe dry and smoothen the top and the sides. 

11. Fill a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle with the remaining whipped cream. Pipe out rosettes on the top of the cake along the outer edge. 

12. Sprinkle chocolate shavings on the top and also stick them on the sides of the cake. 

13. Finally, place a cherry on each rosette. 

14. Keep the cake in the refrigerator for an hour or two to set well. 

15. Cut into wedges and serve chilled.

Sugar Free Black Forest Cake Recipe
Copyright- Flawsome Felishia


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10 Comments

  1. Looks soo delicious! *hungry* :)

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  2. Wow Felicia.. this looks sooo yummy!! Never thought of making a black forest cake at home!! whenever I have even attempted to bake even a normal cake, it never bakes perfectily.. will try ur recipe :)

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  3. Wow, it looks delicious, just like the ones we get in the bakery! Good luck for the contest! :D

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  4. This cake looks great. You should think of going professional.

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  5. Looks delicious.. I would surely try this at Home

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  6. :) Let me know how it tastes...

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  7. Wow.I think you must be a great cook.My mother prepares ordinary cake for every christmas in oven but even if she learns how to make Black forest cake, it will not be this perfect i guess.Hats off to you. :) :)

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  8. Thank you. I am not a great cook. :P This cake turned out good because my best friend (who is a baker) helped me out. hehehe. Thank you for reading. :) :) :) :)

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  9. Thanks for your lovely comment and this cake looks amazing!

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