So it was my birthday this past week and this is Easy Black Forest Cake is what I usually request for my birthday. My mom has been making it for as long as I remember and it seriously is so simple to make!
EASY Black Forest Cake
Black Forest Cake is a family favorite- and you will love how simple it is to make this cake!
1 Devil's Food cake mix (I used 15.25 ounces Betty Crocker cake mix)
water, eggs, and oil called for in cake mix directions
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip
-Your favorite pie filling*
Spray 2 8" or 9" pans with non-stick cooking spray. Prepare cake mix with water, eggs and vegetable oil called for on cake mix directions. Split batter evenly between both pans and bake, following directions on back of cake mix box. Let cakes cool completely and remove from pans.
In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Divide evenly and spread half of whipped cream mixture over each cake.
Top each cake with cherry pie filling. Refrigerate cakes until ready to serve.
*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.