Black Forest Delight

Black Forest Delight

"A stunning tall, rich chocolate cake infused with cherry and from a box! We will show you how to take a cake mix and make a delicious dessert that looks and tastes like it is from a bakery."
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4 h 20 m servings
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Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package in two 8- or 9-inch round layers. Run knife or metal spatula around sides of pans to loosen cake layers. Cool 15 min.
  2. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add cold water. Pierce cake layers with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals. Carefully pour half of the gelatin mixture over each cake layer. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  3. Mix sour cream and powdered sugar; gently stir in whipped topping. Dip one cake pan in warm water 10 sec.; unmold onto serving plate. Spread with 1 cup of the whipped topping mixture. Reserve a few cherries for garnish. Chop remaining cherries; sprinkle over cake. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on first cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining whipped topping mixture. Drizzle with melted chocolate; garnish with reserved cherries.


  • Size-Wise
  • Few can resist the combination of chocolate and cherries. This rich cake will serve a crowd of 16.
  • How to Drizzle Chocolate
  • Melt chocolate as directed on package. Using a small plastic bag with a small hole cut near the corner, OR a small spoon, drizzle a pretty chocolate pattern over your dessert. Refrigerate to set.


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This cake is FANTASTIC! I've made it a thousand times and it never fails to disappoint. For those of us watching our figures using all "lite" or "Sugar free" possibilities (Jello, Whipped toppin...

I made my own chocolate cake but I did follow the recipe in assembling it. I poured some of the(liquid)Jell-O onto the cake but I kept most of it refrigerated till it became actual (solid)jello....

This is as good as it looks. I didn't change a thing. Great if you are looking to do a few things ahead of time. I prepared the cake and jello mixture,covered with aluminum foil, refrigerated it...

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