Easy Black Forest Cake

This is one of those recipes that just works. Made with convenient products such as: a chocolate cake mix plus eggs, water and oil called for on the box, mini marshmallows and a can of cherry pie filling. Six ingredients turn into a  sweet treat  you won’t soon forget. Impossibly easy but so good. Keep this recipe handy because once you make this recipe, you’ll be making it again and again. Easy Black Forest Cake is a real winner!
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Taste of Home Recipe

I found this fantastic and easy recipe in: Fast Fixes with Mixes Cookbook from Taste of Home. With one bite it became a fast, family favorite! All you need are 6 ingredients to make this dessert that everyone will love! During baking, cake magic occurs. The mini marshmallows and cherry pie filling trade places. The cherry pie filling sinks to the bottom and the mini marshmallows float to the top.

The mini marshmallows melt and any marshmallows that are exposed become slightly toasted. You can “frost” the cooled cake with whipped cream or frozen whipped topping, thawed. Of course you can serve easy black forest cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! This easy version of black forest cake really isn’t black forest cake at all, at least not the German version of black forest cake. That’s a whole different cake altogether.

German Black Forest Torte

Black forest torte also known as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. This exquisite dessert hails from Swabia in Germany’s Black Forest region. It’s made by layering Kirsch-scented chocolate cake, sour cherries, and kirsch-laced whipped cream. Then it’s coated generously with sweetened whipped cream and garnished with chocolate curls and whole stemmed cherries. Here is our version of Authentic Black Forest Cake


Easy Black Forest Cake

Super Easy and So Delicious!
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  • 6 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 18 1/2 oz box chocolate cake mix
  • water, oil, eggs per box directions
  • 1 21 oz cherry pie filling
  • 8 ounces container non-dairy whipped topping, optional


  • Sprinkle marshmallows in a greased 13-in x 9-in x 2-in baking pan.
  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  • Pour over the marshmallows.
  • Spoon pie filling over batter.
  • Bake at 350º for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool pan on wire rack.
  • Serve with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream
  • Store in the refrigerator


Serving: 1g, Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 32mg, Potassium: 54mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 1.3mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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