Friday, 25 February 2011

Rasgulla blackforest cake & One Lovely Blog Award

aah!! at last....!! I was drooling over all these days since I saw Rasgulla cake in Master Chef.. But  was waiting for atleast some people over here to finish it off ..otherwise the whole cake ll ve to be stuffed into ma tummy !! I'm not a great fan of Rasgullas...don really like the spongy texture of it. But rasgullas with the cake & chocolates is just out of this world. You should all give it a try. Ma kids & hubby don't lik so mch of coated it lightly with a thin layer of lite cream & with no sugar as rasgullas itself made it enough sweetier.

The recipe in starplus website is not complete in itself. its not clear at i made ma own version of it; like I've baked the usual black forest sponge; ie; with the egg whereas master chef contestants made it eggless. they didn't mention abt blueberry compote used n the cake.Ther were many such flaws in the recipe given..lik layering  details whether they used rasgullas to fill both the gaps between the layers or just in between one layer.

This is a two tier cake (double layered) chocolate cake at the bottom & black forest at the top. The bottom part is small as there were no much people here to finish it off...


eggs 6
maida/white flour 50gm
cocoa powder 50gm
sugar 1 cup
vanilla essence 1 tsp
butter 100gm

For whip cream filling:

Double cream 2 1/2 cups
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
Caster sugar 2-5

Other ingredients:

blueberry compote **
Sweet limes (mosambi)
Dark Chocolate 150g


1.Prepare chocolate curls. For that, first melt the chocolate in microwave high for 1 min. or slightly more, mix it well & spread the chocolate on a flat surface evenly with a flat knife.You can do it in a double boiler also.Leave it to cool slightly and then push it with a knife into curls slowly. You can c the video below. Don't allow it to cool till it becomes hard as I did. I made this for the first time & it was too hard. I didn't have time to repeat whole procedure again. So used it as it is. You can c the result in ma pic. i didn't get the curls... :)) You can also shave a chocolate using vegetable peeler. For this, the chocolate should be in room temperature. You can microwave the chocolate for 10 sec. to make it to room temperature.

2. Now to make the sponge:

1.Melt butter in a pan separately and leave it to cool.

2.Take the eggs in a bowl & beat it along with sugar till it turns pale & frothy. for about 10-15minutes.

3.Add vanilla essence to it.

4.Sieve together flour and cocoa powder atleast 2 times. And again a third time into the egg & sugar mixture in 3 batches. Fold in nicely. Do not overbeat it. If so, the cake will turn harder .

5.Add melted butter into it & mix well. (the melted butter should neither be too hot nor too cold that it gets hardened.

6.Pour into the greased oven dish & bake it for 40-45 minutes at 170-180 degrees.

7.Allow the cake to cool nicely before assembling.

For layering:

1.Cut the sponge evenly into 3 layers. Rotate the sponge & cut to get even layers.

2.Brush slightly with the rasgulla syrup. Don't use more syrup as ther's enough syrup in rasgullas .

3.Spread a thin layer of cream over it.

4.Arrange rasgullas,tangerines & sweet limes alternatively as shown in the below picture..

5.Drop in 2-3 tbsp of blueberry compote over it.

6.Now layer the second sponge above it. Press slightly. Repeat the same procedure. Now start with the tangerines on the edges as we should get both the rasgullas & tangerines in every bite.

7.Close it with the third layer. Press slightly

8.Now coat the cake with the remaining cream evenly on the top & sides. Here, we might not be able to coat nicely on the sides as ther is a slightly big gap  between layers cos of Rasgullas. Its fine as you can cover it up with the chocolate curls..

9.Press the chocolate curls on the sides & garnish on the top. You can use melons also here to garnish as seen in the programme... I didn't have that , so used half rasgulla ...

**Blueberry compote can also be made by combining 1 cup of blueberries with 1/2 cup of sugar in a pan; Add 3-4 tbsp of water & cook till thick and let it cool.

Sending this to Kids Delight & also to Food Palette series-Brown

Its Award time: I'm so happy to receive ma second award ie; ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD gifted by Tahemeem of  Not So Gourmet

Thanx a lot Tahemeem...Its so nice of her to share ths award with me.. It has been only 4 months or so that I've started blogging and that too inspired frm Shabeena of Shabs cusine.. Thanx to her ...sharing this moment with her too... 

There are some rules with this award. Here they are: 
1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers. Please don't leave it general and just invite all your blogger friends to collect the Award. It's always nice to be nominated so please do the favor and nominate 15 bloggers to share the Award with.
3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

I would love to share ma award with all these fellow bloggers...was completely confused to choose 15 from many...but then,  had to choose randomly..

1.Shabs Cuisine
2.Priya's Easy & Tasty Recipes
3.Vegetarian Tastebuds


  1. Seriously am speechless, wat a wonderful cake Hasna..omg, cant take my eyes from ur clicks..

    Congrats on ur award, thanks for sharing with me..

  2. Ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz olmuş. Ayrıca ödülünüz için tebrikler.

  3. thnk u both.... :))

    Damla says "Hands of health. Was very tasty. Also congratulations for the prize"

  4. OMG! that cake is a beauty... made with so much of effort and patience...absolutely fabulous. Congrats on ur well deserved award and thank you for passing it to me.

  5. what a fabulous creation! SO delicious!
    Thanks too for stopping by and your lovely comments. You had menioned a link but did not post it dear - why don't ypu send it to my email thanks :)

  6. Congratulations dear on your award. wish you many many more and thank you so kindly for sharing with me xoxo Priya

  7. Congratulations dear on your award. wish you many many more and thank you so kindly for sharing with me xoxo Priya

  8. Incredible preparation...simply breathtaking...gorgeous work, buddy.

  9. this looks delicious and beautiful thank you for linking it
    congrats on the well deserved awards
    Thank you for sharing will post it soon
    Looking fwd to see your tiramisu :)

  10. looks fabulous and great effort. Congrats on your award.

  11. Omg...ohhh...droooooling here...fabulous n tempting..cant take my eyes from ur clicks.....
    Congrats ou ur award,thanks for sharing with me...

  12. I never ever thought something like this, probably nobody would have imagined. Combining rasgullas with blackforest cake is a lovely lovely idea. OMG! I'm so much tempted to have a slice of this cake.
    Congratulations on your awards and thank you so much for sharing with me, that's so sweet :)

  13. Looks delicious and wonderful cake. congrats on your awards.

  14. Just beautiful ..... I simply have no words... Just wonderful... U r really talented dear... I will surely try this... Congrats on ur award dear....

  15. wow looks so superb dear lovely clicks

  16. Ithoru bomb aanallo hasna:)...Looks supercool ya!I love the flavours that's gone in the u told, i too shud have a bunch of people to share this massive cake...allenkil ente vayattil thanney pokum!....
    Thank u so much for the award, i will post it when i make a post, dono wen though....Having a bloggers block now!ippo TMSil aanu thaalparyam:)

  17. yummmmyyyyyyyyy..............superb pics and really temptimg.......

  18. Hasna, this cake looks amazing!! I want a slice too...and even if i try baking this, there's no one to finish it off and the layers of the cake will add more layers on my body. But good work!

  19. thank you hasna, congratulations

  20. Hasna,
    Cake looks so delicious..great effort dear...thanks for sharing the award with me..

  21. hasna,

    its a wonder combo..the cake looks fab...thanks for sharing the award gurl...

  22. Adipoli cake Hasna! I am also not a big Rasgulla fan but I think it will be really good with black forest cake....will try this one when I get hold of some Rasgullas:)

    Congrats on your award and thanks for sharing it with me...

  23. All I can say is wow amazing !! thanks a lot for sharing this lovely award with me .