Feb 13, 2012

Black Forest Cake For Valentines Day

Wishing you all a Happy Valentines Day! 

And what's a valentines day without some chocolate cake? It just has to be, right?
And when it just has to be, why not add some cherries as well?

This is another simple black forest cake recipe- source is from a favorite recipe app on my ipad. The Myrecipes.com daily indulgence app. If you have an ipad and love to bake, just buy the app. Even if you don't bake all the recipes on there, it sure brings a smile and a drool every single day.

Here's the ingredient list. I modified the original recipe very little - reduced the cocoa and used butter instead of shortening. 

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
2 Large Eggs
All Purpose Flour - 1 3/4 cup
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsps baking powder
2 tsps baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup hot water
1 cup dark or semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 can cherry pie filling

Mix all the dry ingredients together - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and mix well.

Combine condensed milk, brown sugar, butter and eggs and mix well until combined.

When that's done, add the dry ingredients and mix well.

When the batter is almost done, add the 1/4 cup of hot water to the batter and mix once well.

Keep your pans ready. Since it is indeed valentines day, I used the two heart pans I had. I loved the cute little bundt pan...but it sure is little, so added my big heart pan as well. Grease and flour them.

Here's the batter ready. It looks chocolatey enough but wait..

...just go ahead and add the chocolate morsels. Trust me, this bite is beautiful while eating the cake!

Pour in pans and bake at 350F for about 25-30 mins or until it passes the toothpick test.

Here are the cakes ready to go..

This is pretty. Yes.

This is also good. Yes.

But this way, its pretty good indeed! YES!


Drizzle the cherry pie filling on top of the cake. And drool just like the cherry syrup.

I love you so much that I gave you more than one of my hearts!

Someone else here is also drooling at the cake.

Introducing to all you - my little girl Aadhya! Can't believe she's already three months. This is the reason you all don't see me often on here now. I can't believe how someone so little takes over the lives of multiple people! However all that is pure joy and I'm loving every moment of it.

Can I jump inside the cake daddy?

 Make this luscious cake and impress your loved ones.

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!!

Enjoy. Peace Out!


  1. OOOHHH!!! Congrats Anu on your baby girl :) What a surprise!

  2. Indeed a surprise...Congrats on the baby, she looks very cute.Cake is absolutely fantastic :)

  3. Your little one is cute !! The cake looks delicious. But just wanted to know how many eggs need to be used.

    1. Oops. I forgot to add the eggs! That would be two large eggs. Updated the recipe now! Thanks for keeping me in check!

  4. Anu, the cake is fantastic! Baby is super cute, Aadhya is a lovely name.

  5. Wow!! This looks so great!! Thank you for the recipe and your daughter is a cutie!
    Quick question,how many eggs goes inside the cake?

    1. Thanks Appu. Sorry I forgot to add the eggs here - that would be 2 eggs. Updated the post now!

  6. Love the cake ,looks so beautiful! Thanks and your daughter is a cutie!
    Quick question how many eggs go into the cake?

  7. Congratz dear n ur angel looks so pretty in pink...
    Awesome n delightful cake...

  8. wow..delicious cake...cute girl..congrats..

  9. You were sorely missed Anu and whoa,what a cake!!I am a crazy bundt fan so cannot help ogling at your heart shaped one.Love the way you've decorated the cake-two hearts huh-love it!!a big muah to your girl!

    1. Thanks much Divya! I sorely miss catching up on all blogs too...between work and home, I'm short a few hours each day..

  10. OMG that looooooooks awesome. See how cute she is looking at the cake.. My sweet sweet kisses to kutti. About the cake I am speechless.. absolutely scrumptious.

  11. Congrats Anu. The little girl looks very adorable. As usual cake also looks yummy

  12. Awww...how cute is that! I can sense that li'l A shares the mom's passion just like her sibling :) Cake ka tho kuch kehna bhi hai kya?? You outdo yourself everytime!

    1. Lol..thanks Lata ji... I still owe you a phone call....I will one day call you no matter which part of the world you are in...

  13. I'm drooling buckets over here ;) Loving it loads for the chocolate flavor and the simple yet classic decoration :) First pic is a classic :)

    Wish you a very happy valentine's day :)

  14. Cake looks awesome! Your little one is adorable .I kept admiring her for a long time.

  15. WOW..I love this..Thanks for posting it Dear..


  16. Congrats Anu and by the way all of your recipes are Superb

  17. How cute both cake and chittoooo. Drooling over the cake

  18. OMG!!!
    Black Forest Cake Recipe is Delicious.
    Nice Photos.
    Pretty Cake for Valentine.
    Thank You.


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