Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 34 min
  • Ready Time: 150 min
  • Yield: 12 servings



  • Pillsbury™ Baking Spray with Flour
  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Dark Chocolate Flavored Premium Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 3 large eggs


  • 1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1 pint (2 cups) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • Chocolate curls (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans with no-stick flour spray.
  • PREPARE and bake cake as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. Combine cherry pie filling and almond extract in small bowl.
  • BEAT cream in medium bowl at high speed until slightly thickened. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in almond extract.
  • PLACE 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate. Spread 1 cup filling to within 1-inch of edge. Top with second cake layer, top side up. Frost sides and top with whipped cream. Spoon remaining filling in center of top of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls. Store in refrigerator.

High Altitude (above 3500 ft.):

  • ADD 1/4 cup flour to dry cake mix; increase water to 1 1/3 cups. Bake as directed above.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/12), Calories 460 (Calories from Fat 240), Total Fat 27g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 360mg, Total Carbohydrate 53g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 0g), Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 15%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.