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Who amongst us hasn’t savored the rich flavor and creamy texture of a slice of black forest cake? Easily one of the most popular delicacies pan India, it actually originated in the hills of Germany. Curious? Read on to learn more.
Black forest cakes have a long history of development before it came to its present form. A quaint combination of cherries, cream, chocolate flakes, and an ancient German spirit, the black forest cake is truly an all-time classic.
Not only are they perfect for gifting, they can also solve most mid night cravings. To binge on this cake, use our cake delivery in Jaipur and other cities.
THE ORIGIN OF ITS NAME
The most common misconception about the glorious black forest is the origin of its name. Unlike what most believe, it is not named after the Black Forest mountain range. Instead it owed its name to the special liqueur of the region, known as Schwazwalder Kirschwasser. The cake owes it distinctive flavor to this local ale and sour cherries. What began as a sweet dessert (cooked cherries served with cream and Kirschwasser) turned into a crumbly cake over time.
HOW IS IT MADE
In India, the black forest consists of multiple layers of sponge cakes, separated by a layer of thick white cream. The entire cake is then covered with the whipped cream and the dusted with chocolate shavings. The Indian version does not contain any alcohol though, making it a dubious copy of the original recipe.
Some European countries prefer a more sour taste. To achieve that, the cherries are added between each layer of sponge. Moreover, they make a special concoction of the Kirschwasser or rum and add it to the cake. They believe a true black forest must contain alcohol to qualify.
WHO MADE IT FIRST
But to whom do we owe the pleasure of inventing this famed dessert? There are several claims to the throne here. Some people claim that the cake was inspired by the traditional dress of the German women. The dark color of the cake represents the hat while the cherries are reminiscent of the red pom-pom sleeves.
A piece of writing from the year of 1934 claimed to have located the original baker of this special cake. It said that a baker from the suburbs of Bonn, named Josef Keller, invented it in his café called Agner in Bad Godesberg. This claim, however, lies unsubstantiated without solid proof.
The cake came in 13th in a competition of the best German cakes, in1949. We are sure, if the polling was repeated today, it would easily come out on top. If you ever plan to surprise your husband, you can try making the cake at home using the original recipe with alcohol. But if baking is not your cup of tea, grab your phone and order from us using our cake delivery in Kota and other cities.
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