Black Forest Cherry Cake

Bake this delicious black forest cherry cake garnished with maraschino or candied cherry and chocolate curls – dessert ready in 55 minutes.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) devil's food cake mix with pudding
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4
cups water
3
eggs

Filling and Topping

1
can (21 oz) cherry or cherry-cranberry pie filling
3/4
teaspoon almond extract
1
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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    360mg
    360%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    53g
    53%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    35g
    35%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    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.
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