Life is Short, Eat a Cake

Indeed! We live for the days where we can eat a cake. Cake is another synonym of happiness. Google, it! “Happiness is a piece of cake” is a popular saying. Well, there are many varieties of cake, the most popular being a chocolate cake (as per the audience poll). People just love chocolate cake. No questions asked. However, there is one more cake flavour that is not far behind in the race of most relished flavours. Any guesses? It’s the German Black Forest Cake. Black Forest Cake is baked with layers of chocolate cake sandwiched with a layer of whipped cream and cherry liquor. The top is finished with chocolate flakes and cherries. As you read it, you drool.

Now, the catch! Black forest cake has been around for years. It’s a traditional birthday and anniversary cake flavour. However, there are some bakeries and places in Indian cities that serve you with the authentic and best of Black Forest cake. Have a bite and you feel that it has been baked by none other than its pioneer, German bakers.

Kolkata: When in Kolkata, head to Flurys. It is famous for everything it serves, but the black forest cake makes it the must visit shop. Cakes on Loudon Street and The French Loaf are the other two dessert shops where you can get black forest cake that tastes good every time you eat. They have been highly consistent with taste and quality. You can place cake order in Kolkata from these cakeries of black forest cake.

Delhi:Wengers is the oldest bakery in the town. For some, bakery in Delhi equals to Wengers. For years, this bakery has been serving people with Swiss-style patisserie. They have black forest pastry and cake, both that taste like it is freshly baked just for your taste buds. Then, there is Gourmet Shop. No Delhiite can resist their black forest cake, no matter whether you like it or not. They prepare it in a traditional style, each layer loaded with chocolate, cream, and Kirsch-soaked cherries and garnished with chocolate flakes.

 Bangalore: During the 90s, celebrations meant black forest cake. It was and still it is an utter delight to eat black forest cake. As I write about it, I feel a mouthful of nostalgia. For the Bangaloreans, there are a handful of bakeries where they can get the best of black forest cake, such as Bangalore Iyengar Bakery, Amma’s Pastries, Glen’s Bakehouse, and Cakewala. Cakewala has affordable and delicious black forest cake.

 Pune: If you are craving for authentic black forest cake, the recommended places in this city are Marz-O-Rin on Mg Road, Le Flamington in Kalyani Nagar, and Royal Baking Co. in Viman Nagar. The latter two have taken a step ahead and are serving this traditional recipe with a twist in flavours. Indulgence in Koregaon Park is a bakery that serves white forest cake. It is the sister of black forest cake covered entirely in white chocolate and red cherries.

Mumbai: The city is forever high on life. If you live here or are visiting it, you surely would love to try black forest cake by Monginis. This cake shop has made every kid’s birthday memorable by serving lip-smacking black forest cake. Another one is Oven Fresh in Dadar. Looking at black forest cake from the glass display is enough to make you order one. Everytime, you head to Starbucks, what do you order? Coffee. This time, order their spin-off of black forest cake, the cherry chocolate cake and you would die for it. There are other outlets as well Ribbons and Balloons, Occasions, and Bakers Treat.

Chennai: With new flavours in existence, black forest has become a thing of the past. But, some loyal ones know why it is the classic flavour of all times. Winner’s bakery in Alwarpet, The Cake Studio in Purasavakkam, Cake Park in Perungudi, Tarts in Selaiyur, and Bakers Point in Perambur. These bakeries also serve customised versions of black forest cake and can be appealing.

These were just a few bakeries that we have come to know are serving the best black forest cake. We believe many more are there, so just let us know.

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