Practical Ways to Make Black Forest Cake – Several types of cakes have become very popular because they have a delicious taste that is liked by all people. One that has become a worldwide favourite is the Black Forest cake. This cake originated in Germany and is now known worldwide for its delicacy.

The Origin of the Black Forest Cake Name 

The history of this black forest cake originating from Germany began in the city of Bonn in 1915. It was a cake maker named Bad Godesberg who first made a chocolate sponge cake which was later named Schwarzwälder or Black Forest.

This chocolate sponge cake is characterized by a layer of cream, chocolate shavings and cherries. At first, this cherry topping uses a type of clear cherry that comes from the Schwarzwälder area. These cherries are soaked in Kirschwasser or some kind of Brandy alcoholic drink. In its development, the cherries used vary depending on availability and the area where the cake is made.

There is another theory about the origin of the name Black Forest for this German chocolate sponge cake. There is also an opinion that the name of this black forest comes from the color of the dark brown shavings and the color of the dark brown sponge.

Meanwhile, another opinion says that the name comes from the color combination of traditional women’s clothing from the Black Forest or Schwarzwälder which is black with a white blouse and hat and red balls. This combination is similar to the color of the cake which is white because of the cream coating and the dark color that comes from the chocolate shavings. While the red balls resemble toppings in the form of cherries.

Practical Tips for Making Black Forest Cake

Black Forest cake is actually not too difficult to make because the ingredients are easy to get and the method of making it is not difficult. Even to make it easier to make this cake, there is cake flour which is specially made from a combination of the main ingredients of this cake.

One of these black forest cake flours is the Black Forest Cake mix from Pondan which consists of a blend of wheat flour, skim milk powder, corn flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and vegetable emulsifiers.

Making a cake using a mixture of cake ingredients can be started by heating the oven to a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius. Then add the black forest flour mixture and beat for 6 minutes on high speed or until the mixture thickens.

Add the chocolate pasta that is already in the package of the flour mixture, margarine and melted butter that has been cooled. Stir the dough until smooth, then divide the dough into 3 parts to make 3 layers of chocolate sponge cake as the basis for making the cake.

How to make this black forest cake is followed by inserting 3 parts of each dough into a 22 cm diameter baking dish. Make sure the baking sheet has been lined with parchment paper at the bottom and the sides have been smeared with margarine.

Bake all three pans simultaneously at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes until cooked. An easy way to find out if the cake is cooked is to pierce it with a toothpick, when there is no dough sticking to it, the cake is done.

Cool all three pans and remove each cake and remove the surface of the cake. Then apply the cream using whip cream or butter cream, then arrange it into 3 layers of cake. Then decorate the cake using whip cream, chocolate shavings and cherries as the final touch of the Black Forest cake before serving.

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