Monday, March 21, 2011

Eggless Whole Wheat Black Forest Cake

  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.

 I made this Black Forest Cake exactly a year before and wanted to make it with Whole Wheat and with no refined sugar and with minimally processed ingredients without any additives.  I decided to make two layers of Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake then fill the layers, sides and top with Heavy Cream whipped with Xylitol. The toughest part was to find cherries, because it wasn't in season and the cherry pie filling or canned cherries all had high fructose corn syrup which I don't buy and was finally able to get hold of the Tillen Farms brand which had whole cherries in water and sugar. This is a very easy to make cake and is absolutely delicious, well worth the effort.

Preparation Time - 30 Minutes

Cooking Time - 30 Minutes

Serves - Makes 2 9 inch layer cake

The recipe will be for 3 steps making the cake, prepare the cherry filling and the whipped cream icing.

Ingredients for the Cake

White Whole Wheat Flour - 2 Cup
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour - 1 Cup
Baking Soda - 2 Tsp
Salt - 1/4 Tsp
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1/2 Cup
Vanilla Extract - 2 Tsp
Unflavoured Oil like Sunflower oil - 2/3 Cup
Raw sugar - 1 1/2 Cup
Warm water - 2 Cups
Apple Cide Vinegar - 2 Tbsp

For the cake please look into the Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe and bake two 9" inch cake and cool them in a wire rack and set them aside.

Ingredients for the Whipped Cream Frosting

Heavy Cream - 1 Pint(Increase this if you want a thick layer of frosting)
Xylitol - 1/4 Cup (Adjust this to your sweetness level)
Clear Vanilla extract - 1 Tsp

1) Beat the heavy cream till stiff peaks. (This will take at least 10 to 15 Minutes)

2) Add the vanilla extract and Xylitol to your sweetness and beat once to combine nicely.

3) Take the frosting and apply it one side of each cake and set them aside.

Ingredients for the Cherry Filling

All Natural Raspberry Fruit Preserves - 18 oz (Sweetened with fruit juices and no added sugar)
Merry Maraschino Cherries - 14 oz
Water - 1/4 Cup

1) Drain and rinse the cherries. Keep aside few cherries for decorating the top.

2) Add the fruit preserves, water  to a blender and blend till smooth, to this add the halved cherries and simmer for 5 minutes and let this cool.

3) Take this simmered fruit preserve with cherries and spread evenly to one of the cake layered with whipped cream frosting.

4) Now take the other cake spread with whipped cream frosting and place it gently on top of the cake layered with whipped cream and cherry preserves.

5) Now take the rest of the whipped cream and using a spatula spread on the top and the sides.

Finishing Touches

1/4 of 72% Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Bar  grated into chocolate shavings.

1) Take handful of these chocolate shavings and slowly put on the top and the side portions, decorate the top with cherries.

2) Refrigerate overnight and serve. The xylitol in the whipping cream, gives an ice cream effect to the whole black forest cake.

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SouthindianHome said...

Yummy cake and healthy one too...

aipi said...

Wholewheat n all!!
Black forest is hands down my most favoritest cake n your pics are tempting me a lot :)

US Masala

Vimitha Anand said...

Love black forest cake and your version is yummy and healthy too...

Priti said...

How cool is that to use whole wheat n eggless ...nice one dear ...and looks so gud

Swathi said...

Looks delicious whole wheat black forest cake. love it.

Smita said...

lovely cake recipe....

Priya said...

Whole wheat and eggless,omg i never ever thought of making black forest cake without egg, thats so marvellous...Great looking cake..

Jyoti said...

Hmm.. Droolworthy!


Wow...looks so tempting and yummy...thanks for sharing...

Miriam said...

This cake looks and sounds addictively delicious! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Preety said...

looks absolutely delicious

Now Serving said...

Please tell me this is an entry for my cake event! Smashing cake! Love it

sangeeta said...

Whole wheat , eggless and that too a black forest cake ...that has to be great.
Loved you blog ...

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