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Easy Black Forest Cake

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Easy Black Forest Cake
Easy Black Forest cake recipe made with a cake mix, cherry pie filling, and whipped cream, along with Kirsch and shaved chocolate.


  • 1 chocolate cake mix, 2-layer size
  • 2 cups whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Kirsch
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 ounce shaved semisweet chocolate


Prepare chocolate cake following directions on package, making 2 round 9-inch layers.

Cool cake thoroughly.

In a small bowl, beat the cream with the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.

Brush tops of the cakes with the Kirsch.
Place one cake layer on a cake plate and spread with about 3/4 cup of the whipped cream. Top with half of the cherry pie filling, then top that with the second chocolate cake layer. Spread the side of the cake with half of the remaining whipped cream. Spoon remaining pie filling on top of cake, keeping it in the center. Spoon or pipe remaining cream around the cherries. Sprinkle the whipped cream around edge with shaved semisweet chocolate.
Serves 12.

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 1 out of 5
Not my favorite, Member Laurose

Thanks for this suggestion. Even a short cut version takes time and $$$ for ingredigents. Taste combination does not work for me nor my family, and I have had Black Forest Cake before. So much whipped cream overwhelms, and the cherry taste gets lost. With this cake, why not try a vanilla cream filling--even a pudding filling might work. I would explore options other than the pie filling cherries; there is an lingering overtaste. Chocolate icing on the sides and part of the top would have been good; then the cake could have had whipped cream and the trimmings heaped on top.

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