Black Forest Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is soooo good. Yes 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract is correct.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs; add the sugar, oil, milk and vanilla.
  2. Mix in the flour and baking powder (mixture will be thin), when blended add the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into a greased 13x9x2 baking pan.
  4. Drop cherry pie filling by the teaspoonfuls in even rows into the batter.
  5. With a pastry blender combine the bisquick, sugar and butter to form loose crumbs, add the chocolate chips.
  6. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top of the cake.
  7. Bake 375' for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until cake is golden brown and when tested done with toothpick.


Most Helpful

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.

Russell Cooks May 10, 2008

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!

Roxygirl in Colorado May 07, 2006

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!

Liza at February 21, 2013

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