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Desserts

Black Forest Delight

Black Forest Delight recipe
photo by:kraft
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.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
4 hr
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix
1
cup  boiling water
1
pkg.  (3 oz.) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin
1/4
cup  cold water
2/3
cup  BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
2/3
cup  powdered sugar
1
tub   (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1/3
cup  drained maraschino cherries, divided
1
oz.  BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
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