Easy Black Forest Cake

Easy Black Forest Cake

Last night I invited my friends over for a My Favorite Things party. It’s an awesome excuse to get together and hang out but it’s also an awesome time to try out new recipes and share! So I decided to try my hands at a new-to-me combination… boxed cake mix and pie filling! This easy black forest cake needed 3 things… boxed Devil’s Food cake mix prepared as directed on the box, a can of cherry pie filling, and some whipped cream to top it.

Not only was this recipe easy, it was delicious too! And I’m pretty sure I’ll be trying out a few more combinations of cake and pie filling very, very soon. Spiced cake and apple pie filling anyone?

If you are heading to a get together or need a quick dessert to make that’ll have everyone asking how you did it, try this one out! And come back to let me know what everyone thought.


Easy Black Forest Cake

  • 1 box Devil’s Food cake mix, prepared as instructed on box
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 tub Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream)
  • maraschino cherries (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take prepared batter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Dump can of pie filling on top of prepared batter.

Easy Black Forest Cake mix

Bake in the oven for 33-38 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Mine took about 35 minutes.

Easy Black Forest Cake baked

Let cool completely. Before serving, top with whipped cream and enjoy! Add a few maraschino cherries to the top for a completed look or simply leave it as is.

easy black forest cake served

What cake/pie filling combo would you like to try?

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  1. What a fun and easy idea! My hubby loves Black Forest Cake, but I never make it… might have to surprise him with this one!

  2. OH WOW! It IS easy! I can’t wait to try this! It’s the perfect potluck dessert!

  3. Looks SO yummy! You make it seem so easy, too!

  4. This looks wonderful! I have a similar cake that I make and everyone goes nuts for it.

  5. I think I’m going to try this tonight, but place the devil’s food with brownies =)


  6. Yum, looks delicious and I love how easy it is!

  7. Wow. You’re going to make me look like a hero this coming “Dessert Night!” It will look as if I slaved for hours over this cake but it will be our little secret. Shhhh…..

  8. I’m ready to start pulling out the pumpkin recipes!

  9. This looks yummy! I’ve never tried box cake/pudding mixed before

  10. This looks yummy but even moreso looks really easy to make, love it!

  11. I love recipes that are that simple to make! Looks amazing!

  12. I’m going to make it into cupcakes, and use real whip cream with a cherry on top! for a Girls lunch I’m having! Thanks for the Idea! 🙂


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