How to make Black Forest Gateaux -

Traditional German dessert, in a quick and easy format.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour, Chocolate (चॉकलेट)

Cuisine : German

Course : Desserts

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Black Forest Gateaux

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Dessert is mostly referred to a final sweet course that concludes a meal, but those with a serious sweet tooth will agree that anytime is dessert time. The array of ingredients that you can use to prepare these decadent delights gives you plenty of room for innovation and variety.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Black Forest Gateaux Recipe

  • Refined flour 3

  • Chocolate 6 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cocoa powder 2 tablespoons

  • Tinned cherries, seeded + syrup 1/2 cup

  • Whipping cream 1 cup

  • Chocolate shavings to decorate


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/360ºF. Line the base and grease a deep eight-inch round cake tin.

Step 2

Beat the eggs for a couple of minutes. Add the sugar and continue to beat for eight to ten minutes or until thick and pale. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder over the egg mixture and fold in gently.

Step 3

Transfer the batter into the prepared cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for twenty to twenty-five minutes, or until springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave the cake in the tin for five minutes to cool slightly. Turn it out onto a wire rack, peel off the paper base and leave to cool.

Step 4

When completely cooled, cut the cake in half horizontally and sprinkle each half with cherry syrup from the tinned cherries.

Step 5

Whip the cream until stiff. Place the bottom half of the cake on a serving plate and spread half the whipped cream over it. Place cherries on it and cover with the top half of the cake. Use the remaining cream to cover the top and sides.

Step 6

Decorate the gateaux with cream curls, chocolate shavings and cherries and chill in the refrigerator.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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