Easiest Black Forest Cake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
45 mins

Super easy cake...made with mixes and already prepared items...but with a homemade taste!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (18 ounce) box devil's food cake mix, baked as directed in 9 x 13 inch pan and left in pan
  • 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 Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (5 1/8 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding, prepared as directed (use gelatin-free version to make vegetarian)
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • maraschino cherry

Directions

  1. Mix cherry pie filling and almond extract.
  2. While cake is still warm, poke top all over with fork and spread the cherry filling mixture all over the top.
  3. When you prepare vanilla pudding, make it as directed on box, but add the vanilla extract to it with the milk.
  4. Fold Cool Whip into pudding.
  5. Spread pudding mixture over cake, covering the cherry pie filling.
  6. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and cherries.
  7. Chill until serving time.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious! I hosted a party for a women's league and used a German theme. I chose this recipe because it was EASY and used things I had on hand. My daughter was very disappointed to find none left when she got home, so I made another the next day. I sprinkled the top with cocoa powder. It was very pretty. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

4 5

This was sooo easy to make and very tasty. The only thing I did not like was the thickness of the cake. Next time, I will probably make two layers out of it, double the cherry filling and spread it between the layers and also on the top. Thanks for sharing :-)

5 5

This was absolutely delicious! And extrememly easy and quick to put together. The only thing I wasn't sure about was when to put the topping on. It says to put the cherry filling on while warm but I wasn't sure about the pudding. I waited until the cake had cooled to put the pudding on and it turned out great! I took it to my inlaws for a family dinner. Everybody raved over it. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law were groaning because they were so full while heading for seconds of the cake. My husband raved all the way home. Great recipe Karen. Thank you!