Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Very easy and very decadent! I usually substitute fresh cherries, pitted, cooked, sweetened, and thickened with corn starch, for the pie filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare cake according to package and cool.
  2. Cut the cake into layers, then into pieces.
  3. Place them so that they cover the bottom and sides of a large bowl.
  4. Pour in cherry pie filling and cover with remaining cake.
  5. Sprinkle rum over the cake.
  6. Make pudding and pour over next.
  7. Cover with whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and fresh cherries if desired.


Most Helpful

Wonderful, moist, easy and elegant!!!!

Chill December 23, 2012

I am German and I served this recipe to a German crowd and they were thrilled. I was too because it is so much easier to make than the Black Forest Cake and at least as tasty. I made a few changes: Black Forest Cherry Brandy instead of Rum (more authentic because Black Forest Cake is made with it); 1/2 canned sour cherries and 1/2 cherry pie filling (again, bakers use sour cherries for the cake here in Germany); and, last but not least: semisweet chocolate by Lindt. This is a party hit and easy to make for a large number of people. Thanks again, Heather.

Susie #3 February 24, 2006

I have used this recipe for years. It is always a hit!

anne carone May 27, 2004

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