Taste It – Black Forest Cake by Suraj Menon

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Taste It – Black Forest Cake by Suraj Menon

It’s a short break after the 11th exam time and my son Suraj is enjoying it in the best possible way he likes. I am not talking about Play station, cricket, friends, movies etc. They are all are there. This is just another passion for him. I always believe cooking is an art and to a certain extent it is an inborn talent. He has it in him. These days, we are in surprise when we reach back from office. His time of operation is the time when his grandmother goes to sleep in the afternoon. And he completes it before she finishes her short nap. I am presenting to you one such item he prepared for us the other day. It is simple and easy to do, and you may try it for the week-end.

Black Forest Cake

Ingredients required:

Sweetened condensed milk – 1 can
Maida – 225 gms
Butter – 125 gms
Cocoa – 3-4 heaped tablespoon full
Aerated Coca cola drink – 3/4th of a can
Baking powder – 1 tablespoon full
Soda Bicarbonate – 1 tablespoon full
Cream – 1 cup
Tinned cherries – 1 small tin
Chocolate – 40 gms


• Lightly grease and floor the baking tin.
• Pre-heat the oven to 1500 c.
• Melt the butter in a pan.
• Cool and add the sweet condensed milk
• Sift together the maida, baking powder, Cocoa and soda bicarbonate
• Mix the maida with the sweetened condensed milk and butter mixture alternating with cola till the maida and cola are completely poured and over.
• Immediately pour this mixture in to the prepared tin (container) and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 1500 c.
• Cool and slice horizontally into two.
• Whip cream till light and fluffy.
• Apply on one layer of cake along with decorated cherries
• Place the second layer of cake to form a sandwich.
• Top with whipped cream and cherries.
• Sprinkle the grated chocolate generously as you wish.
• Chill in the refrigerator for some time and serve.

Try this simple and easy preparation out, Taste-it during this week-end. Who said, making and baking a cake is difficult thing?