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Black Forest Delight Recipe
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Black Forest Delight

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"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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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    4 hrs 20 mins


  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.
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  • 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.

Reviews More Reviews

Oct 07, 2009

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 topping, cake) the cake STILL tastes wonderful. Especially chilled. Yum.

Aug 26, 2009

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. What I did was I had my Jell-O solidify in a thin layer (I used a cake sheet pan) and I cut it up. Then I put the cut-up jello pieces between each layer of cake along with the cream and cherries (fresh cherries taste lots better). What I LOVED about this recipe was the frosting which really isn't frosting but a cream. It tasted perfect with a chocolate cake! Thanks for the recipe!


3 Ratings

Jun 08, 2008

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 overnight and finished the next day.


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