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Black Forest Delight

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16 servings

Like the mountains that share its name, this enchanting cake is dense and thick, with dark chocolate, sweet cherries and cool cream. Our video helps you make it like a pro.

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (8- or 9-inch) round layers. Loosen cakes from sides of pans with knife; cool in pans 15 min.
  • Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Pierce cake layers with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals. Pour half the gelatin over each cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.
  • Mix sour cream and sugar in medium bowl; gently stir in COOL WHIP. Dip bottom of 1 cake pan in warm water 10 sec.; invert cake onto plate. Carefully remove pan; spread cake with 1 cup COOL WHIP mixture. Reserve a few cherries for garnish. Chop remaining cherries; sprinkle over cake on plate. Remove remaining cake layer from pan; place on first cake layer. Frost top and sides with remaining COOL WHIP mixture.
  • Melt chocolate as directed on package; cool slightly. Drizzle over cake. Garnish with reserved cherries.

Size Wise

Few can resist the combination of chocolate and cherries in this cake. And since it serves 16, it's a great dessert to serve at your next gathering of friends or family.

How to Drizzle Chocolate

Melt chocolate as directed on package; spoon into small plastic bag. Cut small hole in bottom corner of bag. Use to drizzle chocolate over cake. Or, drizzle chocolate over cake with small spoon.

How to Store

Keep refrigerated.


  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
Calories 320
% Daily Value
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 30g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Alofacook |

    A winner very time! A favorite at parties and at home.

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  • icramirez |

    I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved how beautiful it looked and how delicious it taste. The cake turned out better than I expected and looked like I purchased from a bakery. I will be making this again, for sure!!!