All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup / 120 grams
Sugar – 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Unsalted Butter – 150 grams Soft
Eggs – 3
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup / 55 grams
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Whipped Cream as needed
Cherries – 1 cup chopped + few whole for topping
Syrup that comes with cherry as needed for soaking cake
Chocolate Curls and Shaving as needed
Preheat oven to 170 Degree C.
First prepare the cake tins by applying butter on the bottom and sides and dusting some flour on the tin and remove the excess.
Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Take butter in a bowl, add in sugar and vanilla. Use a beater to whip this till fluffy. Add in eggs and whip again till fluffy.
Now add in the sifted dry ingredients and fold gently.
Tip this in the tins and place this in the oven.Bake for 25 mins.
Check the cake by inserting a knife in it,if the knife comes out clean then the cake is ready.Remove the cake from the oven and let the cake cool for 15 min.
Now invert the cake from tine and set aside to cool down.
Now drain the cherries from tin and reserve the juice in which they are packed. Remove the seeds from the cherries and break them into small pieces.
Whip the icing ingredients together until peak stage is formed.(ie)if you take the beater out,it forms a peak without folding over.
Now Take a plate, place a cake over it, cover the sides with parchment paper. Now brush the cake with the juice generously. Now
Take this whipping cream and apply between each slice and add a generous layer of chopped cherries and cover the entire cake with icing..
Decorate the cake with cherries,chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shards.
Chill the cake for 3 to 4 hours or over night in the refrigerator.Slice and Enjoy..
How To Make Chocolate Shavings – For best results, the chocolate used should be cold, straight out of the refrigerator. If it is room temperature, then the slices won’t turn out paper thin; instead, they will be thick, broken chunks. To make chocolate shavings, you first need a good quality of chocolate in block form. Using a vegetable or potato peeler, hold the chocolate with a paper towel and pass the vegetable peeler over the narrowest side of the chocolate block. The chocolate will curl up like wood shavings.
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