Easiest Black Forest Cake

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 12-16


  • 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


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