Easy Black Forest Cake

  • DeannaG Posted: 12/26/08
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    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.

  • ak47gramma Posted: 05/21/10
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    A great WOW cake, very moist And loaded with flavor, a keeper for sure

  • samrals Posted: 02/08/09
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    A good help to one of the blackforest cake fanatics, like me more power!

  • staynfit Posted: 11/19/11
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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