Easy Black Forest Cake

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Rich chocolate cake filled with sweet juicy cherries and topped with fluffy whipped cream is a dream come true with this Easy Black Forest Cake recipe.

EASY Black Forest Cake

Easy Black Forest Cake

Many years ago while working in an office that was forever celebrating someone’s birthday, I first tasted this “cheater” version of a Black Forest Cake.

I loved it from the first bite. (And so did the rest of my family!)

Black Forest Cake has been a favorite of mine for about as long as I can recall, but I very rarely make one. I’m all about the easiest desserts most of the time.

So, when I learned that you can make this easy recipe with just a handful of easy ingredients? It became a go-to favorite for my family for years.

Easy Black Forest Cake made with just 4 ingredients!

Cake Mix Black Forest Cake

You need just four ingredients to get this Easy Black Forest Cake recipe in the oven.

Once it’s cool, you can top it with your choice of whipped topping or freshly whipped cream. Easy as can be and guaranteed to be a hit!

Ingredients for Easy Black Forever Cake
  • 15.25 ounces Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
Soooo easy to make - you're going to love this Easy Black Forest Cake!

I’ve baked this cake in glass pans and metal pans. Both will work fine. You’ll need a couple of extra minutes of baking time for the glass pan.

I typically use the glass pan simply because I have a lid that fits on my pyrex and it’s easy to store in the fridge that way.

EASY Black Forest Cake is a family fave!

Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 pan with butter and set aside. Combine the cake mix, eggs, pie filling, and almond extract. Stir to combine.
  2. Scoop the cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 26-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  3. Top the completely cooled cake with whipped cream. Store leftover cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Black Forest Cake - made with a cake mix!

While they aren’t always my go-to for baking, cake mixes can make it possible to pull together a terrific dessert in just minutes.

Rhubarb Dump Cake and the ever-popular Pumpkin Crunch Cake are both delicious and they’re also made with just a handful of ingredients.

Did you know you can make Cinnamon Rolls with a cake mix??

And last but not least, these Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies are also made possible with a box of cake mix.

Easy Black Forest Cake made with just 4 ingredients!

Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe

Rich chocolate cake filled with sweet juicy cherries and topped with fluffy whipped cream is a dream come true with this Easy Black Forest Cake.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 27 mins
Total Time: 32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients 

  • 15.25 ounces Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 21 ounces canned cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 container whipped topping or 1 cup heavy cream, freshly whipped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 pan with butter and set aside. Combine the cake mix, eggs, pie filling, and almond extract. Stir to combine.
  • Scoop the cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 26-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  • Top the completely cooled cake with whipped cream. Store leftover cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal · Carbohydrates: 40g · Protein: 4g · Fat: 7g · Saturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 41mg · Sodium: 322mg · Potassium: 187mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 14g · Vitamin A: 163IU · Vitamin C: 2mg · Calcium: 66mg · Iron: 2mg
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