First cute food recipe!! I made this cake for Celina’s birthday. I had promised her to make a Black Forest cake as she couldn’t eat any when they were in Germany. The thing is neither her or myself actually like cherries… So this is bastardized Black Forest cake… Which is actually mostly white. And delicious.
So I’m cheating for a lot of this cake by using pre-made ingredients because it’s more about the decoration than the cake making part >_>
Mix up your cake mix and pour a little bit into the cake pan, just enough to cover the base.
Sprinkle raspberries evenly into the cake base and then pour in the rest of the cake mix.
Bake the cake and then repeat with a second layer.
Put the cakes aside until they have completely cooled.
Now we need some whipped cream for the middle. Pour the cream into the mixer and start whipping, start adding a little sugar at a time until it puffs up into delicious fluffy peaks. Make sure to taste it along the way to make sure it’s not too sweet… yeah that’s the reason to taste test it >_>
Place the first cake on to the cake tray and pipe a line of cream cheese icing around the edge, this will prevent the whipped cream from seeping out the sides. Then spread whipped cream all over the top.
Place the second cake on top of it and chill so it’s nice and firm.
Now ice the entire thing with pre-made cream cheese icing. Be nice and generous with the icing and make sure there are no gaps.
With the cake setting in the fridge grate up a bunch of white chocolate into tiny pieces to cover it with later.
Now is a good time to make the other decorations too. I decided to use my new Daiso chocolate tray and I made some chocolates filled with raspberry filling. Basically I made each half by melting chocolate in the trays and chilling. I then mixed icing sugar with some crushed raspberries and sandwiched them together.
This next part is a little tricky. Take the cake out of the fridge and cover the entire outside with the chocolate shavings. To get it on the sides I used a spoon and kind of just threw it on. At the end I dusted the extra off the cake stand so it looked cleaner.
Now it’s time to decorate. I put the rest of the cream cheese icing into a piping bag and went around the bottom edge to hide it. I also did a ring around the top and then extra swirls on top. I added in the filled chocolates, some extra raspberries and the rest of the raspberry filling on top.
And that’s it, it seems very simple when it’s all written down but it looks really impressive!
I only have one cake pan so I had to cook each half separately, if I could do them both at once this really wouldn’t have taken that long to bake. And it looks freaking awesome!
Having things turn out so cutely makes me really happy!
Now for the second most important part… The eating!
It’s certainly not even close to being a traditional Black Forest cake but soooo yummy. I love raspberries and I love white chocolate so this for me is much better!
Let me know if you try it out!