Black Forest Delight Cake

"I saw this recipe in "What's Cooking" magazine from Kraft. It sounds interesting and I am posting in for keepsake."
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  • 1 (18 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 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 14 cups water, divided
  • 1 (85 g) package Jello gelatin, cherry powder
  • 23 cup sour cream
  • 23 cup icing sugar
  • 3 cups Cool Whip Topping
  • 13 cup drained maraschino cherry, divided
  • 1 baker's semi-sweet chocolate baking square, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package in 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Loosen layers from sides of pans with knife or metal spatula.
  • Cool 15 minute.
  • Bring 1 cup of the water to boil; stir into dry jelly powder until completely dissolved.
  • Add remaining 1/4 cup of water.
  • Pierce cake layers with large fork at 1/2 inch intervals.
  • Carefully pour half of the jelly mixture over each cake layer.
  • Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • Mix sour cream and icing sugar; gently stir in whipped topping.
  • Dip 1 cake pan in warm water 10 sec.; unmold onto serving plate.
  • Spread with 1 cup whipped topping mixture.
  • Reserve a few cherries for garnish.
  • Chop remaining cherries; sprinkle over.
  • Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on first cake layer.
  • Frost top and sides with whipped topping mixture.
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate; garnish with reserved cherries.

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  1. Wow, wow, wow...this was so good. No one could tell it was from a box...the flavour, the texture, the taste and it looks so pretty. We really enjoyed this dessert. The sour cream and cool whip add a new dimension to this lovey chocolatey cherry treat. I will be making this again and again, thanks so much for sharing.


<p>I have 2 young kids: 6 year old and 3 1/2 year old. They keep me busy. I love to cook, though lately I cook less often and not as fancy I would like to. I love to try different recipes and often something new. Sometimes it is good, sometimes not so good. But I am learning to read recipes and estimate end result.</p>
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