la foret noire

foret noire

There was no way but to start with my birthday cake, since this blog was a gift from my husband on my birthday.

I love to prepare the cake by my self especially the birthday ones, it makes the occasion more special and memorable for your loved ones.

Here is one of my favorite cakes, “foret noire”.

foret noire



  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 3/4 cup, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 11/2 tsps of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 3 eggs

For layering:

  • Whipping cream
  • Tinned mix fruits – 1 large tin


-Preheat oven to 175 degrees Centigrade. Grease and flour two 9″ cake pans

– In a large bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the sugar and mix well with the dry ingredients.

– Make a well in the center and add the milk, oil, vanilla essence and eggs and mix

– Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and bake in the middle rack of the oven for 40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

– Cool for 30 mins before inverting .

– Bring to room temperature, divide in 3 equal parts then layer it with the cream and fruits.


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