Black Forest Cherry Cake

Black Forest Cherry Cake

Bake this delicious black forest cake that's filled with cherries and topped with chocolate curls - perfect for dessert.

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil’s food cake mix
tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 3/4
cups water
Filling and Topping
can (21 oz) cherry or cherry-cranberry pie filling
teaspoon almond extract
container (8 oz) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
Maraschino or candied cherry and chocolate curls, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. Line with foil, extending foil over short sides of pan; grease foil. In large bowl, beat cake mix, flour, water and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread batter evenly in pan.
  2. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove cake from pan by lifting foil; place on wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix pie filling and 1/2 teaspoon of the almond extract.
  4. Cut cooled cake in half crosswise to make 2 (10x7-inch) layers; remove foil. Place 1 cake layer on serving platter or tray; spread pie filling mixture over top. Top with remaining cake layer.
  5. Stir remaining 1/4 teaspoon almond extract into whipped topping. Spread mixture over sides and top of cake. Serve immediately, or loosely cover and refrigerate until serving time. If desired, garnish each serving with maraschino or candied cherry and chocolate curls. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 53g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 35g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.