Birthdays are always special to me...I remember how I used to be crazy about birthdays... from birthday dress to birthday cake ...just everything.And now after marriage making hubby 's bday special is always exciting...!!
He is so fond of the cakes and cookies I bake for him...so when it comes to his bday cake it has to be special and definitely best out of the rest !!!...Infact every year the cake which I bake for his birthday is the best out of all the bakes in that year !!!Last year I made this.....and this year it was double celebration as my son Ishaan also completed his three months the same day :)....so after much deliberation I finally decided for a traditional yet one of the most amazing black forest cake.
The cake turned out really well with the fresh cream icing and cherries ...hubby just loved it !!
So it was a great start to his bday ...for breakfast I replicated his favourite sandwiches from Pret a manger...pesto and mozerella ...would soon share the recipe on blog.For dinner we went to a place called Kenza suggested by one of our friend.Let me tell you the place was just awesome... amazing Mediterranean food ....lovely ambience ..!!!
Here are a few clicks ....
175 gm butter
200gm dark chcoolate
300 gm plain flour
300 gm sugar
25 gm cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200 gm yoghurt
1/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup Sugar syrup
300 ml whipping cream
1 bar of dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 180 C and grease two cake tins.Take a microwave safe bowl and melt butter.Now add the chocolate pieces and let it melt in the butter.
Mix together the flour,cocoa,sugar,bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
Whisk eggs ,vanilla essence and buttermilk in a bowl.Now add in the melted chocolate and butter mixture.Now mix in dry ingredients into the this mix and add boiling water.Mix till it is lump free
and divide the mixture and bake it for 20-25 minutes or till the skewer comes out clean.
Once the cakes are baked let them cool down .then prepare a sugar syrup and add cherries and whip cream to stiff peaks .
Now prick the cakes and drizzle over the sugar syrup...spread over cream and cherries..stack the cake and coat it with icing.Pipe it making the design you wish and place the cherries..decorate it with chocolate curls...I just made them by scraping a dark chocolate bar.Let it chill and then you are all set to cut the cake.
- You can even use fresh cherries...I found glaced cherries better for this cake.
- I didn't use rum ...but traditionally it is used.