How to make Black Forest Pastry -

You can assemble this delicacy easily and see it being devoured just as fast.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Dark chocolate (डार्क चॉकलेट), Whipped cream (विप्ड क्रीम )

Cuisine : British

Course : Desserts

Black Forest Pastry

Black Forest Pastry Recipe Card


British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Black Forest Pastry Recipe

  • Dark chocolate sponge 1

  • Whipped cream 2 cups

  • Fresh cherries pitted, 1 cup + for garnish

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice ½ teaspoon

  • Sugar syrup as required

  • Chocolate shavings 250 grams


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add cherries, sugar and lemon juice and bring to the gentle simmer and cook for five to ten minutes. Set aside to cool for at least ten minutes.

Step 2

Trim a thin layer from the top of dark chocolate sponge with a serrated knife and then cut in to a rectangular shape. Further cut from the middle to make two layers.

Step 3

Using a pastry brush apply some sugar syrup on the base half of the cake. Pipe out half cup of whip cream on the edges. Place cherry compote in the middle.

Step 4

Place the top half of sponge on top press down gently.

Step 5

Brush the top layer with the remaining sugar syrup, and frost the outside of the cake with most of the remaining whipped cream.

Step 6

Cover the sides and top of the cake with chocolate shavings. Pipe rosettes with remaining whipped cream and garnish with fresh cherries.

Step 7

Chill the cake in a refrigerator. Cut into slices and serve.

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