Low Fat Black Forest-Like Cake

READY IN: 4hrs 2mins
Recipe by Fitzjam

I am in love with black forest cake but wanted to come up with a some-what healthy alternative. This was a total hit and I will make it for a long time. I looked around on the site but couldn't find anything like it...hope you enjoy:)

Top Review by angelak

I have to say that I am rating this solely on method, because I did not use the light ingredients. Black Forest is my husband's favourite, but I won't make a whole one or buy a gross one from the grocery store. So, I made this for the two of us for Christmas dinner. I made my own cherry filling with some frozen cherries I had pitted along with some sugar, cornstarch, and kirsch. I whipped real cream with some kirsch, too, and then I layered as described with the cookies. After about 6 hours in the fridge, the cookies had magically turned to cake and the layers came together very nicely. I will try this again, post-hoilday, with the light ingredients, or, as another reviewer suggested, with other flavours of pie filling and cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. You may make this in either in individual dishes or in a larger container, depending on how much you want to make.
  2. Line the bottom of your dish with chocolate wafers.
  3. On top of those put a layer of cool whip.
  4. Then place wafers on top.
  5. Place layer of pie filling on wafers.
  6. More cool whip.
  7. More wafers.
  8. I think you get the idea.
  9. When finished, place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. This will ensure the wafers soften and turn into a cake-like substance.
  10. ENJOY!

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