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