White Forest Cake


For Cake:

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour / plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
100 gm unsalted room, at room temperature
1 1/4- 1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

For the filling and frosting:

2 cup chilled whipping cream
6 tbsp powdered sugar /icing sugar
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup fresh cherries, deseeded and cut to halves (reserve some for garnishing)
250 gm white chocolate, grated


For Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a cake tin with butter, dust it with plain flour and keep it aside.
  2. Sift together the plain flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and keep it aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar till creamy.
  4. Add an egg and little flour mixture and beat lightly. Repeat the process till the egg and flour mixture is added completely.
  5. Add milk and vanilla essence to this and mix well and then pour this batter to the greased cake tin.
  6. Bake it for about 30-35 minutes or  until the toothpick/ skewers inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove it from the oven and cool it at room temperature for about 20-25 minutes. Then place it to a wire rack and cool it completely.
For the filling and frosting:
  1. In a pan, prepare a sugar syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water, bring it to boil and cool it completely.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whip the chilled whipping cream till light and creamy.
  3. Add powdered sugar and vanilla essence and whip well till stiff peaks are formed.
  4. Cut the cake to make three or four layers. Place a layer of cake on a cake stand / serving plate.
  5. Sprinkle little sugar syrup all over and spread a layer of whipped cream over the cake layer and top it with little chopped cherries.
  6. Sprinkle little grated white chocolate all over.
  7. Place the second layer of cake over the cream and repeat the same process till the last layer of cake.
  8. Spread the remaining whipped cream on top and all over the cake. Sprinkle remaining white chocolate and garnish with cherries…….Cool for about 2-3 hours, then cut it into slices and serve..
Recipe adapted from here


  1. I love that cake! My kids were telling me the other day they want me to make some black forest… hehe… I love that board and that cake stand… nice! 🙂

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