Since the Great British Bake off series was on I have been baking more than I usually do. I joined in a bloggers baking group on face book where a group of amateur bakers took inspiration from the shows weekly challenges and recreated the many bakes that the contestants made. I really had fun participating and making new friends. It was a big learning curve for me, where I attempted things like homemade phyllo pastry, churros and mousse cake. All these bakes were really out of my comfort zone but the show really inspired me to rise to the challenges.
This week I was well and truly surprised when I heard that Tesco who were sponsoring the Bloggers bake had selected three winners, I am most excited to have come second place which is totally unexpected.
In celebration of this win I have made an eggless black forest cake, Black forest gateau is one of my favourite flavours so this is a variation of it.
- 300 g plain flour
- 240 g sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 60 g cocoa powder
- 75 ml sunflower oil
- 220 ml water
- 410 g black cherry pie filling
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 240 ml whipping cream
- 60 g icing Sugar
- Dark chocolate shavings
Whitford. The push pan is easy to use, it 's base is sealed by a silicon gasket which prevents any leaks whilst baking. The pan ensures an even bake. it is dishwasher safe, ovenproof and freezer safe too. The pushpan range comes in various sizes and are perfect for all types of baking.