EASY Black Forest Cake

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 So it was my birthday this past week and this is the cake that I usually request for my birthday:


Looks amazing, right? The best part is that it is super easy to make!
Here is the recipe:

Chocolate cake:
1 Devil's Food cake mix
Prepare as directed on box. Bake in two 8" or 9" pans (whatever you have . . . mine are 9"). Let cool completely.

Cream layer:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip (lite is fine if you want to use it!)

Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Divide evenly and spread half over each cake.

Fruit topping:
-Your favorite pie filling (I just buy the biggest can of cherry pie filling that I can find and it will usually cover both cakes). I love it with cherry, but my husband and sisters love strawberries (hence the different toppings in the pictures!). Really, any kind of fruit filling would be excellent on here. When we use strawberries, we usually just buy fresh strawberries at the store and then by a box of "Danish Dessert" glaze and mix the strawberries in that . . . it's delicious.

Refrigerate until you serve it . . . it is perfect for a summer BBQ or potluck! And the best part is that it makes 2 cakes . . . one for now and one for later! :)


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  1. Anonymous says:

    hi, i have been following your blog for about a month now. i really like it. i do not have any link. i’m not very computer savvy. i wonder if i could make the black forrest cake and since it makes two, could i freeze one for future use? i don’t know if you anwser questions like this, but i thought i would give it a try. thanks!

  2. Camille says:

    Hi Anonymous! I have never frozen a cake before, but I googled it and it looks like the “cake” part will freeze just fine, but the cream cheese frosting and strawberry layer might not hold up so well- it would make the cake soggy as it thaws. So, if I were you, I would wrap one of the “cakes” in Saran Wrap and foil (or an air tight container) and freeze it, then when you are ready, pull it out and thaw it, then add toppings. I hope that helps!! Thanks for the question!

  3. Alice Prevost says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I just love it. It is easy to make and looks just elegant. Could make it for a pot luck or a special occasion. Thank You for posting.Just yummie!

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