I didn't rate this because I made some significant changes to the recipe. This is a nice idea, but each layer is so sugary it is overkill to me. I found that the flavors just didn't blend like they do in a black forest cake. However, I brought this to a german class and got positive feedback. So for those who could stand to OD on sugar, chocolate chips, and cherries, go for it, otherwise, skip dessert.
I am happy to be the first reviewer of this beautiful coffee cake. I made this for our church coffee hour. It sliced up nicely and looked great on a platter. It went very fast! I might try apple pie filling next time and omit the chocolate chips. Roxygirl update: 5/7 made the cake again using apple pie filling and adding tsp. cinnamon to the Bisquick topping. Served it for coffee hour. This was so scrumptious!!! I think this is the BEST coffee cake! I can tell I'll be making it a lot. Thanks Leeza!
I LOVED this coffee cake and I don't normally like fruit mixed with chocolate. It was so good! More like a rich cookie or a bar...which is fine with me because it's perfect for breakfast, dessert and a midnight snack!
I used canned raspberry pie filling instead of the cherry (preference) and reduced the amount of sugar and chocolate chips as per others' suggestions. The cake wasn't dense at all, but nice and light. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.
WOW! I honestly could not tell you what I liked most about this cake! The cherry pie filling was the perfect balance for the chocolate and the topping was fantastic! We enjoyed this very much, and will definitely have it again. Thanks so much for posting your recipe, it is fantastic :)
I decided to try this and take some to work. This was a real hit with my colleagues.
Leezah 4, thank you so much for such a great coffee cake recipe! I made this for a school silent auction and it sold for $10.50. The proud new owner of the coffee cake was thrilled to have scored a win and get this. I made a second one the next day and it really is good. No, it's a winner!
This is the yummiest coffee cake I have ever tasted. I made this for a volunteer appreciation luncheon at our church and there wasn't one crumb left! This is a perfect cake for someone who wants to make something really special. Thanks for an outstanding recipe!
made this to take to work...it went over very well...very easy recipe....
Just mixed this together now anxiously awaiting for it to be done;) will try the apple and raspberry suggestions, too. Thanks!