A perfect cake for Celebrations and this is an original version of black forest gateau, not only easy but delicious.


Butter unsalted1/4 cup
Plain flour1/2 cup and 2 tbsp
Corn flour/ corn starch2 tbsp
Cocoa powder1/4 cup
Caster sugar1/2 cup
Baking powder1/2 tsp
Cherries ,pitted15 oz
Arrowroot 1 tbsp
sugar syrup3-4 tbsp
Whipped Cream2 cups
Chocolate curlsas needed
Cherriesfor garnishing


  • Sift the flour,corn starch,baking powder and cocoa ,twice.Set aside.
  • Beat eggs and sugar until pale and thick now add soften butter and flour gently in egg mixture.A little at a time.
  • Pour in a baking pan and bake it at 180c for 25 minutes.
  • Cool it down and then split in half.
  • Drain the liquid from cherries tin and make up the liquid to 150ml or 2/3 cup with water if necessary .Mix arrowroot in a little amount of liquid and dissolve it then add in remaining liquid.
  • Transfer to a saucepan and boil till thickened and clear , stir in cherries and let it cool .
  • Sprinkle the sponge with sugar syrup and then spread  whipped cream and then cherries mixture .Place other half of sponge on top and then spread cream around the sides of cake.
  • Decorate with cherries and chocolate curls….
  • Serve chill.I prefer to keep it in refrigerator  for 4-5 hours before serving.

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