Black Forest Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by lazyme

From Pillsbury Chocolate Lover's, a great cake. It's similar to others, but the special ingredient is brandy.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

I very well might have changed the flavor of this cake somewhat when I used a cherry brandy instead of just the plain 'ol stuff, but I had it, used it & think it brought out the cherry flavor even more, & that, in combination with the chocolate, was very, very nice! WE LOVED THIS CAKE! [Tagged, made & reviewed for the lazyme cook-a-thon]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cake

  • 1 (18 ounce) package dark chocolate cake mix, Pillsbury Plus
  • 1 14 cups water
  • 13 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Filling And Frosting

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at highest speed. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool 15 minutes. Invert onto cooling racks to cool completely.
  5. In medium bowl, beat whipping cream at highest speed until slightly thickened. Add powdered sugar gradually; continue beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in brandy.
  6. In small bowl, combine cherry filling and almond extract. Place second layer on top of filling. Frost top and sides with whipped cream. Spoon filling on top. Garnish with almonds. Chill.

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