Easiest Black Forest Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Karen..

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

Top Review by papergoddess

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 510.29 g 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)
  • 78.07 ml oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 314.66 ml water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 226.79 g container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 14.79 ml almond extract
  • 29.58 ml vanilla extract
  • 145.14 g box instant vanilla pudding, prepared as directed (use gelatin-free version to make vegetarian)
  • 595.33 g can cherry pie filling
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • maraschino cherry


  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.

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