This cake is outstanding! I made the cake for our company christmas party. My father-in-law doesn't like cherries, so I too used strawberry preserves instead. All the employees loved it! One person said it was the best cake she'd ever had.
Easy Black Forest Cake
DeannaG Posted: 12/26/08
ak47gramma Posted: 05/21/10
A great WOW cake, very moist And loaded with flavor, a keeper for sure
samrals Posted: 02/08/09
I really like the idea of this cake. I tweaked the recipe. I did use the cake recipe, however, I don't like cherry pie filling or canned frosting. I made the cherry topping from "Vanilla Cheesecake with Cherry Topping" recipe and increased the amount of cornstarch so it wasn't as runny. Also I made a simple poured ganache instead of the frosting suggested in the recipe. It turned out very good. Was simple to make.
jaye1970 Posted: 11/05/09
been wanting a black forest cake i used to buy at king soopers in colorado. this was awesome. I did add homemade whipped cream to the cheesecake to lighten it up and couldnt find chocolate extract. this really is a great recipe.
Xromos Posted: 01/16/10
This is a mess of flavors. It is too sweet with a disgusting spectrum of flavors. Also I agree with the British guy on the ingredients.
Strisha52 Posted: 01/09/10
It's the usual fake American Menues - why can't you give us a real menue with things like flour sugar milk eggs and home made fillings - not supermarket bought stuff. I'm British and hate this cheap American way.
Sweet04sugar Posted: 04/16/11
A good help to one of the blackforest cake fanatics, like me more power!
staynfit Posted: 11/19/11
I agree with Strisha52 and Xromos. Please give us recipes with REAL ingredients. There are too many chemicals in the mixes.
bakergirlmd Posted: 03/10/12
I agree; it's a shame that this site would post "semi-homemade" recipes. If you need to price some of the ingredients, this is not a cheap cake to make! Canned pie filling runs at least $3.50 (if not more!); the cheesecake filling, loaded with preservatives, is easily $3.00 or more, depending on your local grocery store. Opt out of this one, fellow bakers, and make one from scratch...it's not as hard or as intimidating as it looks!
buttmutch1225 Posted: 03/10/13
would never attempt I too agree with the British fellow. nothing beats a homemade cake even my husband can tell the boxed stuff
Jonettabostic65 Posted: 01/20/13
Everyone at the party loved this cake. It was very moist. It is very rich though, so will serve about 20 people. Not healtly or low fat, but for a treat once a year, it is perfect and very easy.
jegkafly Posted: 12/21/12
I have made this many times, always to rave reviews. It is the pefect "wow" cake when I don't have loads of time to be fussy. Unlike some other reviewers, I appreciate a few quick recipes thrown in with the scratch recipes. Different times of my life need both options.