Here I am again.
This is my daughter's favorite cake and she always requests this for her birthday cake. I baked this cake for a friend's birthday tonight and thought I'd share this recipe that is not only easy, but looks impressive. I make this alot actually, and now I realize the secret will be out as to how LITTLE I actually do to make this!!
Black Forest Chocolate Cake
1 Devil's food chocolate cake mix, dry
1 can cherry pie filling
3 large eggs or 4 medium eggs
*frosting for one cake (my frosting recipe included below)
*1 can cherry pie filling (for cake topping)
Mix first three ingredients together well. To make it fancy, put batter in greased round springform pan, to make it easier, put into greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 till toothpick comes out clean. Release springform after 5 minutes, and let cool completely. You can use any chocolate frosting that you want, even store bought tub frosting, to make it easier. I just have to have my fudge frosting on top of this.
Chocolate Fudge Frosting
5 TBS butter or margarine
5 squares (2 1/2 ounces) of unsweetened baking chocolate
Melt these together over low flame. Cool slightly, then add:
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (add slowly till it has a creamy and is spreading consistency)
If you made this in a 9 x 13 pan: you can just frost the cake and then put the can of cherries on top and you are done.
If you made this in the springform: you will need to use 4/5 of the frosting to frost the cake, then the other part of the frosting to pipe around the edges to hold the cherries on top of the cake. I use a large bag with a large tip. Add enough cherries to cover the top.
This is one of those cakes that gets better, more flavorful, and moister as it sits, and will keep for many days. (It probably won't last that long though.)