Black Forest Cake “iCookonboard turns 3, Yay!!!”

Hello Everyone! I would like to Thank You all for cruising we us, my journey would be very monday without your support.  Maraming Salamat to all my Kababayan who always visit, leave some nice feedback and and suggestion. It’s just 3 years ago and I’ve learn a lot from you guys, I really appreciate all your constructive criticism. Hope you’re enjoying your stay Onboard and we promise not to keep you bored. Cheers to a 100 more years of happy sailing and blogging!!!

Today I dedicate this especial cake to my Mom, Mommy Bing!!! To whom I owe my baking skills and creativity. Thank you Mom for everything that you taught me. I love you, Always!!!

Stoc Marcia cruising to Hamburg Germany
iCookonboard turns 3, Yay!
Photo by Nino Almendra
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake
iCookonboard turns 3, Yay!
Photo by Nino Almendra

Now on with the cooking…

Black Forest Cake

Prep. time: 15 minutes

Cooking time:  30-40 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Makes; 1 double layer Black Forest Cake

Good for: 12 crew

You will need;

*For the dark chocolate cake;

2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey’s, Cadbury or Ricoa)

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla powder/liquid

2 eggs

1 cup fresh milk (or 1/2 cup evap. milk + 1/2 cup water)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup boiling water

*For the whipped cream frosting;

500 ml. whipping cream 35-40% fat content, chilled and whip until stiff peak forms. [Click here for more details.]

*For the choco and fruit toppings;

100 grms. of dark chocolate shavings

24 pcs. maraschino cherries halves

Direction;

Preheat oven to 180’C. Prepare a 9 x 2 inches/(23cm x 6cm) spring form baking pan, spray with cooking spray or brush with softened unsalted butter or oil. Add 2 tablespoon of breadcrumbs for each baking pan. Set aside inside the freezer while you are preparing the cake batter. {Note; keeping your baking pan frozen just before baking will prevent the “DOMING EFFECT” of the cake.}

Place all the dry ingredients in a fine sieve, sift on a large mixing bowl.

Add the eggs, milk  and oil. Whisk for a couple of minutes.

Stir in the boiling water, batter will be very thin. Pour batter on prepared pan.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let it cool completely on wire rack. You can bake this in advance and cover it with plastic cling wrap and chill for few days or freeze for a month.

Prepare and keep ready all ingredients for frosting and toppings.

Now the FUN part of it!!! Take out your nice and elegant Cake Stand or just a plate that is a bit wider than your cake.

Scoop some whipped cream into the plate. Place the 1st layer of the cake top-side-down on the plate.

Spread a  layer of whipped cream on the cake. Place the 2nd layer of cake . Cover with whipped cream frosting. Use the remaining whipped cream to add decoration around the cake.

Enjoy a slice of heaven !!! 😉

Here’s how I do it;

You can bake the cake in advance and cover it with plastic cling wrap

and chill for few days or freeze for a month.

Batter will be very thin.
Dark Chocolate Cake

For the step by step procedure of the Dark Chocolate Cake base, click here!

How to Whip Whipping Cream
How to Whip Whipping Cream
Photo by Nino Almendra

For the step by step procedure of How to Whip Whipping Cream, click here!

Quick ang Easy Birthday Cake
Cover with whipped cream frosting.

For the step by step procedure of frosting your Dark Chocolate Cake base, click here!


Prepare and keep ready all ingredients for frosting and toppings.

Fruit Cocktail 850grms.
Fruit Cocktail 850grms.
Usually each tin only contains 6pcs. of maraschino cherries halves.
So, you need to accumulate 24pcs. from 4 tins.
Fruit Cocktail 850grms.
Scoop out the maraschino cherries from a can of fruit cocktail.
A bottle of Maraschino Cherries in syrup is your best choice but I’m not fortunate enough to get it this time so I need to do fishing inside several cans of fruit cocktails.
That’s how we do it Onboard, We live with what we have! =)
Marascino Cherries
Place the maraschino cherries on paper towels to drain excess syrup.
Dark Chocolate Bar
Dark Chocolate Bar 450grms./ packet
Contains 2 choco bar. It cost 4.5 euros / packet here in Denmark.
Dark Chocolate Bar
I use a potato peeler to make a choco shaving.
Dark Chocolate Bar
Shave 100 grms. of chocolate.
Use a parchment paper to catch your cholate shaving.
Use a parchment paper to catch your cholate shaving.

Now the FUN part of it!!!

Take out your nice and elegant Cake Stand or just a plate that

is a bit wider than your cake.

Black Forest Cake
Thinly cover the cake with whipp cream frosting.
Sprinkle half of the choco shaving on top of the cake. Allow some space on the corners for the frosting.
Sprinkle half of the choco shaving on top of the cake.
Allow some space on the corners for the frosting.
Gently sprinkle the remaining choco shavings around the sides of the cake.
Gently sprinkle the remaining choco shavings around the sides of the cake.
Black Forest Cake
Make 24 swirl frosting around the corners of the cake.
Black Forest Cake
Top each swirl frosting with maraschino cherries halves.
Black Forest Cake
Prep your Occasion Card.
I use a print out from half of A4 size paper.
Fold around a carton and supported by 2 barbque skewers.
Black Forest Cake
Stick your occasion card on one side of the cake.
Voila! We’re done and ready to Celebrate our 3rd BlogAnniversary!!!
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake
iCookonboard turns 3, Yay!
Photo by Nino Almendra
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake
iCookonboard turns 3, Yay!
Photo by Nino Almendra
Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake
iCookonboard turns 3, Yay!
Photo by Nino Almendra

Enjoy a slice of heaven !!! 😉

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope this recipe

encourage you to try making a Black Forest Cake!!!


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4 comments

  1. Congratulations,. I have been following your blog for almost 2 years and I find it very helpful and informative.i have tried cooking some of your recipes and they are all a piece of heaven. Thank you and safe voyage always 😀.

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    • Thank you so much Jess!
      I miss you guys! All my Fiesta Friday family, but sadly I can’t join the fiesta due to very slow internet connection onboard.
      Hopefully when I get home, soooon! 🙂

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