Dec 202010
 

Black forest chiffon cake

I love black forest cake…and this time I decided to make the cake using chocolate chiffon cake instead of this chocolate cake recipe. Chiffon cake is a lighter cake, it is moist and soft since vegetable oil is used in the batter. It is great combined with whipped cream and lots and lots of cherries. In spite of the recipe being very simple, the cake looks very festive as a result it is a perfect dessert for the Holidays.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Chiffon Cake
¾ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup chocolate powder
1/3 cup sugar, divided into half
½ teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 eggs
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

Whipped Cream Frosting
1 8oz whipping cream
4 tablespoons of ultra fine sugar or confectionary sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 small jar of cherries, drain and chopped. Reserve the syrup

Grated semi sweet chocolate, approximately 1/3 cup

Preparation:

Chocolate Chiffon Cake
Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour, chocolate powder, baking powder and salt into a small bowl. Separate the eggs carefully. Add the cream of tart to the egg whites and mix using a clean and dry beater until stiff, add half sugar and continue to beat until flip upside down it does not fall.

Add the oil to the egg yolk and beat until the color is a pale yellow, add the other half sugar and continue to beat. Add the water and the vanilla extract, beat until well mixed. Add the dry ingredients and beat for more approximately 2 minutes.

Gently fold in the egg whites to the batter using a spatula, make sure that you mix very gently. Pour the batter to a 9 in pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove the cake from the oven and turn upside down, until cool.

Remove from the pan and set aside.

Whipped Cream Frosting
Place the whipping cream and the vanilla extract into a big bowl and have it in a ice/water bath.

Whip the whipping cream starting with a low speed, until start to thicken, then increase the speed to a medium~high speed, slowly add the sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks forms.

Gently fold in the cherries.

Assembly
Cut the cake in the middle, but using toothpick and reference.

Separate the layers and sprinkle the bottom layer with small amount of the cherry syrup.

Place a layer of chopped cherries and cover with whipped cream.

Gently layer the top layer of the cake and cover with the remaining whipped cream.

Sprinkle the side of the cake with the grated chocolate and decorate the top of the cake with whole cherries.

Place the cake in the refrigerator until time to serve.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that an insurance salesman called Harry Baker from Hollywood is the one that came up with the original recipe of chiffon cake in 1927? Moreover, the recipe only went public in 1948, after Baker sold the recipe to General Mills and was release in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

Jul 262010
 

For the longest time I wanted to bake a black forest cake like we used to have in Brazil. Black forest cake is a chocolate cake filled with cherries and whipped cream. After seeing the recipe for chocolate cake using mayonnaise from Louise at Month of Edible Celebrations which uses mayonnaise, I could not wait anymore…I found a really simple recipe for chocolate cake!

I cut in half the chocolate cake recipe with small changes. Instead of layering with cherries and whipped cream, I covered the cake with the mix of cherries and whipped cream, since there were no layers in the cake.

Most of the black forest cake contain some sort of liquor like rum…since my little niece and nephew were going to eat the cake I had the feeling that my sister would not be very happy if the kids suddenly started to behave kind of weird, so I left the liquor aside and only added some of the cherry syrup from the cherries. But if you have the opportunity, moist the cake with a small amount of rum before topping with the cream, it is amazing. Nevertheless, even without the rum, the cake turned out to be delicious, moist and rich in flavor.

By the way, I want to dedicate this post to my little nephew Nicholas…why? Nicholas loves, really loves chocolate and cherries…so this is for you Nick!

Ingredients:

Cake
1 cup all purpose flour
5 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup water

Whip Cream Frosting
1 8oz whipping cream
4 table spoon of ultra fine sugar or confectionary sugar

1 small jar of cherries, drain and chopped. Reserve the syrup

Grated semi sweet chocolate, approximately 1/3 cup

Method:

Cake
Mix all the dry ingredients together, except the sugar.
In a bowl add the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract, beat in high speed until light and fluffy. Change to a lower speed and add the mayonnaise. Add the flour mix alternating with the water in 4 parts by finishing with the flour. Pour the batter into a 9 inch pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately 30~35 minutes at 350F. Once the cake is done (checked my inserting a toothpick and comes out clean), remove from the oven and let is cool completely in a rack before topping with the whip cream.

Whip Cream Frosting
Place the whipping cream into a bowl (metal preferably to keep it cold) and have it in a ice/water bath. Whip the whipping cream starting wih a low speed, until start to thicken, then increase the speed to a medium~high speed, slowly add the sugar and continue to whisk until stiff peaks forms. Gently fold in the cherries.

Assembly
Sprinkle the cake with small amount of the cherry syrup. Cover the cake with the cherry/whip cream mix, top it with the grated chocolate and decorate with cherries. Place the cake in the refrigerator until time to serve.

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