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Egg Free Amazing Black Forest Cake

Cakes and Cookies

We celebrated my husband’s birthday this week, and one of his favorite cakes is the Black Forest Cake, alas I never made one, and with a toddler wrapped around my leg, it’s pretty obvious that I’m looking at easy solutions these days ๐Ÿ™‚

So I had a recipe for an egg free cake that is super soft and moist on it’s own, the nice thing about it is that you only need one bowl, so you can see how that worked perfectly for me. minimum ingredients, minimum effort, maximum resultsย  – sold!

After I made the cake, I had to make the topping which is whipped cream and of course the cherries. I only had frozen ones so I had to find a way to use what I have ๐Ÿ™‚ I made a cherry mix, added a bit of cherry liquor into it and I was done.

Building the cake was…well, a piece of cake.

I usually decorate and build my cakes on a simple cutting board or plate but this time I finally got to use my Cake Turntable, (clickable link) and let me tell you, it my my work so much easier and the process was way faster and convenient. So yeah, I think I’ll be using this turntable from now on, I can’t really think of a reason why I haven’t used it so far, I love it!

For the decor I used semi-sweet chocolate chips I had at home. I once tried making chocolate shavings but they ended up melting in my hand ๐Ÿ™‚ so this time I took the chocolate chips and processed them in my old pal the Chopper.(clickable link) I love my chopper, it’s been with me for 7 years now and never fails ๐Ÿ™‚ so I just chopped and ground chocolate chips in it and it made the perfect decoration for the sides of the cake.

Anyways, the cake turned out super good! it was moist on the inside and you could really feel the cherries mix with the cream, SO GOOD!

Needles to say that we didn’t even get the opportunity to share it, we finished it within 48 hours. I guess now’s a good time to start that diet…

Egg Free Amazing Black Forest Cake

Egg Free Amazing Black Forest Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert, Egg Free
Cuisine: Vegetarian, No Eggs, Dessert
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This egg free black forest cake is one delicious, moist, full of flavor cake! The fact that it's egg free only allows so much more people to enjoy it,
Ingredients
For the cake:
  • 1½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil (not olive)
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
For the Cherry filling & topping:
  • 3 Cups Frozen Cherries (pitted of course)
  • ⅓ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. Cherry Liquor (Optional but adds flavour)
For the Whipped Topping & Filling:
  • 2¼ Cups Whipping Cream (Heavy Cream)
  • 7 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar
For the decor:
  • ½ Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips - Chopped or Ground
Instructions
  1. Prepare an 8.5" round spring form baking pan and layer with parchment paper. (I usually brush with oil and then the parchment paper sticks better to the base and the sides)
  2. Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
  3. In a large bowl mix all the cake ingredients well until you get a smooth batter.
  4. Pour batter onto your prepared baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake, comes out clean/dry.
In the meantime prepare the cherry filling/ topping:
  1. In a medium pot, place the cherries, cornstarch and powdered sugar and start stirring over medium heat.Stir constantly for about 15 minutes or until cherries have thawed and the mix begins to thicken. You don't want it to be too liquid.
  2. Once cherry mix thickened, add in the cherry liquor and mix in and remove from heat.
  3. Set aside and let cool.
Prepare the whipped topping:
  1. Place the cream and sugar in a stand mixer bowl and using the whisking attachment, whisk on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Do not over whisk it.
Assembling the cake:
  1. Carefully remove the ring from around the baking pan and slice the cake in the middle just like you would to make a sandwich :). You now have 2 layers of cake.
  2. Turn the cake onto your serving dish (My Turntable in my case) and using a plate or the base of the baking pan (which is flat and round) remove the top half of the cake by inserting the plate in the middle and lifting up to detach the top part you sliced before.
  3. Now you have the bottom part exposed. Take ⅔ of the cherry mix and evenly spread it on top of the bottom layer.
  4. Cover the cherry mix with whipped cream until it's fully covered.
  5. Place the top part of the cake back on (on the whipped cream at this point) and cover the cake with the remaining whipped cream you have left (this is a good time to play around with some decor ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  6. once the cake is fully covered, place the remaining ⅓ mix of cherries in the middle nicely. You can leave some cream aside to decorate around the edges of the cherry mix.
  7. Decorate the sides of the cake with some ground/ shaved/ chopped chocolate.
  8. Let the cake stand in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving to absorb flavors.

Egg Free Amazing Black Forest Cake

Egg Free Amazing Black Forest Cake

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Egg Free Amazing Black Forest Cake

We celebrated my husband’s birthday this week, and one of his favorite cakes is the Black Forest Cake, alas I never made one, and with a toddler wrapped around my leg, it’s pretty obvious that I’m looking at easy solutions these days ๐Ÿ™‚ So I had a recipe for an egg free cake that is […]

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Vegan Roasted Curry Paprika Cauliflower – Roasting a Whole Cauliflower

Baked Goodies | Home Made Cooking

I’ve been making this over and over and over again. It’s so easy and kinda impressive, I just cook, brush and bake and everyone loves it. Furthermore, it’s delicious the next day in case you have leftovers.
This baked whole cauliflower is not a recipe, the way I see it it’s a life hack, because it makes my life so much easier when I plan a meal.
Drizzled with tahini sauce (or whatever sauce you like) it’s perfection!
On a different note, I’m writing this post at 7am on a Saturday (thank you baby Reef) and crave cauliflower, what does it say about me? Or about this cauliflower?
Try this, today, and let me know how much you like it!

To make it more visual for you, I also made this video, am I a good pal or what? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Roasted curry paprika whole cauliflower

Roasted Curry Paprika Cauliflower - Roasting a Whole Cauliflower
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Recipe type: Vegetarian, Vegan, Side dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian/ Vegan
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Roasting a cauliflower Sioux cutting, dicing and just wasting time. This is a perfect recipe for a simple yet impressive and very tasty cauliflower. It's vegetarian and vegan so it can be shared with everyone ๐Ÿ™‚
Ingredients
  • 1 Cauliflower
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Paprika (if you have smoked paprika then even better)
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Remove leaves from the cauliflower, leaving it whole
  2. Boil until just tender and you can easily poke with a fork through the thickest floret stem (boil about 10 minutes or until softens a bit)
  3. Remove from water onto a plate and let cool a bit
  4. In a small bowl mix together oil, paprika, curry and salt and brush mix onto cauliflower to fully cover it
  5. Place cauliflower on a foil covered baking sheet (foil and not parchment paper, you will bake this on very high temp and the paper will burn)
  6. Bake at 545F or 285C (if the highest temp your oven reaches is lower than just use that and adjust bake time accordingly) for 20 mins or until cauliflower looks browned on top (it'll look like it became crunchier)
  7. Remove from oven and when serving cut into wedges like you would a cake. Drizzle with your sauce and enjoy!
in the image - served with tahini sauce

Roasted curry paprika whole cauliflower

Roasted curry paprika whole cauliflower

I’ve been making this over and over and over again. It’s so easy and kinda impressive, I just cook, brush and bake and everyone loves it. Furthermore, it’s delicious the next day in case you have leftovers. This baked whole cauliflower is not a recipe, the way I see it it’s a life hack, because […]

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