Black Forest Cake

Devil's food cake mix makes it easy to prepare an impressive, tasty torte that perfectly pairs chocolate and cherries.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Filling and Topping

1
pint (2 cups) whipping cream
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons brandy, if desired
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
2
tablespoons sliced almonds

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 Make and bake cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until slightly thickened. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in brandy. In another small bowl, mix pie filling and almond extract.
  • 4 On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. Spread with half of the whipped cream, then 1 cup cherry mixture to within 1 inch of edge. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost top with remaining whipped cream. Spoon remaining cherry mixture over top. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

"Black Forest" usually describes desserts made with chocolate, cherries and whipped cream. If you start with a chilled bowl, the cream will whip up much faster.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.