All Purpose Flour:1 cup
Chocolate powder:1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar:1.5 cup
Baking Powder:1/2 spn
1.First and foremost thing to make sponge cake is to separate the egg white n yellow parts.
2.Now whisk the white using the electric whisk or hand whisk till it turns into a smooth foam.
3.Beat the yolks for 5 mins and now add the powdered sugar,butter and baking powder and mix well.
4.Take a bowl and add all purpose flour,chocolate powder and mix till they mix up well.
5.Now add the egg yolk mixture and all purpose flour mixture to the whisked egg whites and mix them all.(Dont mix them for long time as this causes the mixture to loose aeration which makes the cakes hard)
6.Heat the oven at 375 degrees for 10 mins.
7.Grease a non stick baking tray and place a parchment paper and then pour the cake mixture in to this and let it settle down.
8.Now put this baking tray into the heated oven and bake it for 20 to 25 mins.
9.Pierce a tooth pick or fork in the middle of the cake and see if the tooth pick comes out without sticking,if it happens then u can knowthat the cake is done.
10.When done remove it from oven and let it cool down for 15 to 20mins and then toss it on to a plate and remove the parchment paper.
11.Hot n freshly baked chocolate sponge cake it ready.
---->Icing n Decoration<----
Whipping Cream:350 ml
Powdered sugar:3/4 cup
Oreo Biscuits:4 no
Ghirardelli 60% cacao(chocolate):4 pieces
Sugar Water:1/2 cup(mix 10 spns of sugar in 1/2 cup of water)
1.Take whipping cream into a bowl add half quantity of powdered sugar and whip it using a whisk.
2.When half done add the ramaining powdered sugar and whip it into a good consistency icing.
3.Remove the edges of cake,make it into 2 halves(vertically)
4.Now sprinkle the sugar water on both the halves this makes the cake remain juicy.
5.Grate the 4 pieces of Ghirardelli choclate into think flakes.
6.Spread the icing on one half and sprinkle the grated chocoalte flakes on top.
7.Now place the second layer and cover the entire cake with icing.make sure that the cake is completely n evenly covered on all sides.
8.Once the icing is done put the grated chocolate falkes to all the sides of cake and on top too.Now its your call..you can decorate the cake the way u want.
9.I made this for my choice.Sprinkled the chocolate flakes all over the top and sides.
10.Made the oreo biscuits into small triangles and placed them on sides of the cake and decorated with cherries.
Put the finished cake in fridge for an hour and then njoy the taste of freshly home made Black Forest Cake with your loved ones.
Step by Step Process Pics are included