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Black Forest Cake

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"An easier version of Germany's famous Black Forest Torte."

Serves 12 | Prep Time 20-30 minutes | Cook Time 25-35 minute bake time

Why I Love This Recipe

Black Forest Cake is my daughter's favorite cake, she usually requests it for her birthday. In Germany, Black Forest Cake is made with dark cherries that are marinated in Kirsch, and is much less sweet. This cake is an Americanized version, but delicious nonetheless.

Ingredients You'll Need

GGFG Chocolate Cake Mix (or mix of your choice)
ingredients called for on cake mix
can of cherry pie filling (check ingredients to be sure GF)
12 oz. bar of dark chocolate
1/2 stick butter
1 c. sliced almonds
1 pt. whipping cream
1 t. cream or tarter
1/2 c. sugar


Bake cake according to package directions in either 3 9" layer cake pans or in a 9"X13" baking pan. Cool cake completely. Meanwhile chop chocolate in small pieces and put in bowl with butter. Microwave for 2 minutes at 50% power. Stir. If needed, continue to microwave in 30 second increments at 50% power until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir almonds into chocolate, and let chocolate cool for 5-10 minutes until still spreadable, but not liquidy. If making layer cake, spread chocolate between layers; if making sheet cake, spread chocolate on top. Cool until chocolate is firm (put in fridge if desired). Spread cherry pie filling on top. Start beating cream on low speed, increasing speed as cream thickens. When beginning to thicken add sugar and cream of tarter. Beat until very stiff. Spread whipped cream on sides and bordering cherries on layer cake; spread cream in center. leaving a border of cherries on edges of sheet cake. Put in fridge until ready to serve.

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