Black Forest Cherry Cake

"CHOCOLATE, CHERRIES, and COCONUT!!! These 3 make a very tasty dessert! Made into a sheet cake which easily cuts into pretty squares. An additional can of cherry pie filling made be used for topping. Best made a day ahead for flavors to meld. Use regular cake mix without pudding."
Black Forest Cherry Cake created by Seasoned Cook
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  • Using an electric mixer blend cake mix, vegetable oil, milk and eggs.
  • Pour one-half of cake mixture into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
  • Sprinkle with coconut.
  • Spoon cherry pie filling over coconut.
  • Pour remaining one-half of cake mixture and smooth out evenly.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 or 45 minutes.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Spread cool whip over entire cake.
  • If desired, garnish with additional cherry pie filling.
  • Keep refrigerated.
  • Serve in squares and enjoy!
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  1. courtney
    We don't like coconut so I left it out and subbed in chopped walnuts. Very simple recipe that looks great. I also put some walnuts and cherry pieces on top of the cool whip and added a chocolate drizzle.
  2. ajean
    I made this cake for my father-in-law's birthday and it was so good! I left out the coconut because I don't like it and I loved the way it turned out!
  3. Mimi in Maine
    Very, very good. I love cherry pie filling used in different things so this attracted me right away. The cake was so moist. I made it the way you said to do it but would leave out the coconut next time only because my hubby didn't care for the coconut in it. I liked it though. I will make this again. I may even try it with a white cake mix. It would be very pretty too. Even apple pie filling with a spice cake. Anyways, it was yummy and it is in my cookbook to stay. Thanks so much for sharing.
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