Birthday Cake


  • Flour - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  • Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup, unsweetened
  • Baking soda - 1 1/2 tsps
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - pinch
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Strawberry fruit jam- 2 tbsps
  • Hot water - 1 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • For layering:
  • Whipping cream - 2 cups (I used Rich's)
  • Tinned cherries - 1 tin
  • Dark Chocolate - 1 bar


Preheat oven to 175 degrees Centigrade.
In a large bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

In another bowl beat the sugar and egg mix well .

Mix together both the dry ingredients and egg-sugar mixture .

To this add milk and vegetable oil.

Pour the batter into the baking tray and bake it for 30 min.

 In a bowl mix the whipping cream powder,little milk and vannila essence.Beat well until creamy.

In a pan add 1 cup of water,2 tablespoon of fruit jam and 1 tblsp of sugar and boil it until It dissolves.

Now our cake is ready.

Cut it into halves.

Pour the liquid into one half of the cake until it is fully moist.

Then apply the whipping cream and the chopped cherries above it.

Then place the other half of the cake(after applying liquid) to it.

Place the remaining whipped cream in a piping cone with a star tip and decorate the cake.

Place a cherry on top of each piped out star and sprinkle grated chocolate. You can also place chocolate shards along the sides. You can decorate as your fancy.

Prepare chocolate shavings and dizzle over the cake.

 Now our black forest  cake is ready. Place the cake in the fridge for at least another hour and serve. If you are rushed for time, you can go ahead and serve the cake.

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