Sunday, April 12, 2009

Quick Black Forest Cake

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Whoops, I've been on a bit of a blogging haitus. We had guests in town a couple of weeks back, and I really don't like to test drive new recipes on guests! Last weekend I was in the mood to make some old favorites. I guess it happens when you only pull out the stops 2 days a week!

We were invited to a last-minute dinner with only a few hours before we had to leave. I hate to go to someone's house empty handed, so I racked my brain and my cupboard for easy recipes with ingredients I had on hand. I remembered this cake, which I haven't made in years, but is ridiculously easy and always a hit. To make things even simpler, I used some chocolate frosting I had on-hand instead of making the glaze. Enjoy!

Quick Black Forest Cake
Serves 18 

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix with pudding (I just used a normal chocolate cake mix)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Mix together: cake mix, beaten eggs, almond extract, cherry pie filling and 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 inch pan.

3. Bake in a 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and let cool.

4. To Make Glaze: Heat 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, butter or margarine, and milk in a saucepan over medium high heat. Once semisweet chocolate chips are melted and mixture is combined stir in confectioners' sugar.

5. Spread glaze over cooled cake. Serve cake as is or with whipped cream and a cherry.


FJ said...

This looks delicious.

Ryan Adair said...

Do I follow the instructions on the cake mix box before adding in extra ingredients, or just use the powder? : ) thanks