Plain Black Forest Cake

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • For the cake: 175g - all purpose flour (maida)
  • 100g - powdered sugar
  • 25g - cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp - chocolate essence
  • 1 tsp - soda
  • 1/2 cup - refined oil
  • Salt, a pinch
  • 1 cup - curd
  • For the filling:
  • 8 - Arrowroot biscuits
  • 2 tbsp - mix fruit jam
  • 1 tbsp - sugar
  • 1 tbsp - refined oil
  • For icing:
  • 200g - icing sugar
  • 100g - white butter (home-made)
  • 100g - drinking chocolate

How to Make Plain Black Forest Cake

  • For the filling:
  • Mix biscuit powder, jam, sugar and refined oil and warm it slightly.
  • For the icing:
  • Keep little plain butter aside. Beat the butter and icing sugar till soft. Add chocolate powder and mix well.
  • For making the cake:
  • Sieve maida, powdered sugar and soda together at least three times.
  • Add refined oil, curd and essence and mix it well.
  • Beat it in one direction for 15 minute and keep this batter aside.
  • Take a cake tin and grease it with butter.
  • Put butter paper according to its size and dust with flour.
  • Now put the batter in the cake tin and bake it in a preheated oven at 180 C/350 F for 45 minutes.
  • After one hour of removing it from the oven, cut the cake horizontally through the centre.
  • Take the first part and put the filling and keep the second part over it.
  • Spread the icing mixture equally on all sides.
  • Decorate it with plain butter.
  • Makes cake of approx. 1.5 pounds