Vegetarian Concoctions

April 11, 2007

Black Forest Cake

A peek at the cake I baked for H’s birthday last weekend!


I got the recipe for the icing and filling from here:
Few changes I made:

1. I used the Betty Crocker german chocolate cake mix and baked according to package instructions. The mix called for 1 1/3 cups of water. I used 1 cup of cherry syrup and 1/3rd cup of water instead.

2. I could not find bing cherries. So, i just substituted them with he cherries I got at my local grocery store.

3. Used cherry syrup that comes with the cherries instead of Kirshwasser for sprinkling on the cake, the filling and the icing.

4. Added chopped cherries in the filling.

5. Added 2 tsp of Milk Powder while whipping the cream (A tip from the reviews on the cake).

6. Used Hershey’s milk chocolate for the garnish.

VACATION TIME!!! Will be back right in time for a tamilnadu entry.



  1. Fabulous!!Happy b’day to him!::))

    Have a fun break and come back.

    Comment by Asha — April 11, 2007 @ 6:00 pm

  2. A very happy birthday to him :)The cake is looking awesome 🙂
    Enjoy your vacation !!!

    Comment by archana — April 11, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

  3. Many happy returns to him!!!!! With a cake like that ….. ans a wife like you …. it sure has to be a good one !!! 🙂

    Comment by Coffee — April 12, 2007 @ 1:39 am

  4. I would have said Decadent but after Indo’s post I dare not. So I am going to be politically correct and say “Wickedly Good”

    Happy B’Day to H (thats his initial right ?)

    Comment by sandeepa — April 12, 2007 @ 10:55 am

  5. b’day wishes to ur hubby hema.
    tell me have u finished the whole cake or still have one small slice left for me?

    Comment by sia — April 12, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

  6. @Asha, Archana

    I should make him read your comment:)

    Either way thanks! H is my intial for real and H is for hubby too:)

    I sent it off to H’s work next day. Will save a piece for you next time around:)

    Comment by Hema — April 12, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

  7. oh Hema,
    I am sure your hubby must have been delighted to see such beautiful cake all made for him by his dearest better half isn’t it. My mouth is watering here.

    Comment by seema — April 12, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

  8. OOh Hema , a lovely choclate cake. felt like grabbing a piece.

    Comment by Prema — April 13, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

  9. Hema, belated birthday wishes to your DH. The cake looks yummulicious 🙂

    Comment by mandira — April 16, 2007 @ 10:07 am

  10. Hema, lovely cake. feel like taking a bite. belated wishes to ur hubby.

    Comment by sharmi — April 16, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

  11. Just one look at this cake made me smile! It’s fantastic!

    Comment by Susan from Food "Blogga" — April 18, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

  12. Hema,that cake looks absolutely gorgeous.can I have the rest of the cake?;)

    Comment by Vini K — April 29, 2007 @ 10:28 am

  13. hi cake looks realy good. just wondering how did you shape it round. please replay i want to make it this week end for some one very speical. Thanks…

    Comment by Alpa — October 5, 2007 @ 10:59 am

  14. Hi Hema,
    Your cake looks simply delicious. I will try it out in my family’s next birthday bash. I went through your Blog and found many interesting recipes.
    I have a food Blog by the name:

    Please do visit it sometime. Bye.

    Comment by romaspace — March 11, 2008 @ 6:48 am

  15. looks like a bomb of a cake!!

    Comment by Stephanie — October 30, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

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