Black Forest Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by willowhisper1

This is my family's favorite cake.

Top Review by Pixie

This is so EASY and so GOOD! I will definitely make this again! I made it in my largest rectangular glass pan so we could see the layers when it was finished. I didn't have any almond extract so I omitted it. My kids wanted a chocolate topping, so I substituted chocolate pudding + 1 heaping tbsp cocoa for the vanilla pudding. The combo of dark chocolate, cherries and a light creamy topping is just irrestible. Everyone had seconds...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping (cool whip)
  • 1 tablespoon almond flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 (5 1/8 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 (20 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 ounce chocolate sprinkles
  • maraschino cherry


  1. Bake cake according to directions in a 9' x 13' x 2' pan.
  2. Mix pie filling and almond flavoring.
  3. While cake is still warm, poke top with fork and spread cherry pie filling over cake.
  4. While cake cooks, prepare pudding, adding extra vanilla flavoring.
  5. Fold in whipped topping.
  6. Spread pudding mixture over cake, carefully covering cherry pie filling.
  7. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and maraschino cherries.
  8. Cover and refrigerate.

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