Easy to make, beautiful presentation, this chocolate and cherry Black Forest Cake is sure to get rave reviews!
I made this Black Forest Cake for our Christmas dinner at my in-laws. I LOVE cherry desserts at Christmastime, and around Valentine’s Day, too. I decided to save it and share it with you smack dab in the middle of BOTH holidays!
I love cherry pie filling, don’t you? I could eat the stuff with a spoon! My Aunt has an amazing Jell-o recipe that using cherry pie filling and cherry Jell-o ~~ You can sneak a peek at the recipe HERE.
I knew I wanted to make something with cherries, and you can never go wrong with chocolate. This recipe was super duper easy to make, and started with a devil’s food cake mix. The center is cherry pie filling and the top is cool whip. I shaved some milk chocolate over the top to dress it up a bit, and Voila! I was done!
This dessert was a big hit, the only drawback was the crappy pictures I got of it when I cut it. I transported this cake to my in-laws, a little over an hour away, and when I cut it it was late at night, and the lighting was TERRIBLE — so use your imagination, because this was, sadly, the best photo I got of a sliced piece.
- 1 (15.25 oz) Devils Food Cake Mix
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 12 ounces cool whip
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 15x10x1 baking sheet. Line with foil and grease foil. Set aside.
Using your mixer beat together cake mix, water, eggs and almond extract for 2 minutes.
Pour into your baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Gently lift cake form pan with foil and cool on a wire rack.
Mix almond extract with cherry pie filling.
Cut cake in half to make 2 (10x7-inch) layers. Place one layer on your serving dish, top with pie filling. Place remaining layer on top.
Frost top and sides with cool whip. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 265mg Carbohydrates: 43g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 19g Protein: 3g