Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quick Black Forest Torte

I first heard of this black forest cake 'short-cut' a few years back from my sister-in-law. She insisted it was moist and delicious...and so simple to prepare. When I needed a birthday cake in short order recently...this recipe came to mind. It went over well!


Ingredients:

  • 4 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 large container of Cool Whip (or 2 cups whipping cream)

Method:
  1. Pour four cups of mini-marshmallows into a greased 9x13 inch cake pan.
  2. Prepare chocolate cake mix according to directions on package. Pour over marshmallows.
  3. Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over cake.
  4. Bake at 350°F for about 50 minutes...or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool.
  6. Top with whipped topping. (If using whipping cream, whip 2 cups of cream with 3 Tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla until almost ready to form peaks.)
  7. Serves 15.

And don't forget...the cherry on top!

19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful and easy recipe. I'll have to pick up the ingredients and give it a shot. I may have to throw a bit of Kirsch in there though. LOL

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  2. Hey - that looks easy peasy and delicious. It's always so nice to have a quick recipe like that. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is really tasty - I also sprinkle mini choc chips on top of the coolwhip for a little added touch!

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  4. I lllooovvveee chocolate cake- I can hardly wait to try this- good thing Valentines Day is just around the corner- will have to call my girlfriends over to share it and fellowhsip- the 3 of us cannot possibly eat it all. Wonder if it can be frozen (without the topping)? I would think so...

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  5. This sounds like a good recipe to make when I cook for Alpha. thanks, Judy.

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  6. I just found your blog, hope you don't mind me taking a peek. Love all the recipes so far, they look good and fun, my son is serving a mission in canada for his church maybe your blog will help me feel closer to him- smiles.

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  7. I love looking at all the yummy recipes you post on here! I am going to try to make this cake this weekend when my inlaws come to visit! :)

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  8. Thanks so much for this, and for your website which I love, love, love. You ladies Rock!

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  9. I'm just wondering ....what happens to the marshmallows?
    I don't see them on the bottom of the piece of cake in the photo.

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    1. Not 100% sure on this, but it looks like the cake is turned out upside down (cherry pie filling on the bottom?) & the whipped cream is put on top f the marshmallows??

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  10. This does look fantastic and easy. To make such a glorious cake,in this manner, is sharing a gift with us. If you have a moment, would you share this a little further and link it to Bake with Bizzy.

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  11. That looks so delicious. My mom always makes ther real thing and we always measure how hight it is ; ) This looks like something I could make too. My mom is much better in baking than I am, but I am trying. I certainly want to try this one. Thank you very much for the recipe !!
    Hugs from The Netherlands.

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  12. I made this for a church luncheon and it was fantastic. I used a very moist,1bowl, from scratch , choc.cake recipe and it was so delicious. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  13. Made it for a birthday party last night. It was WONDERFUL and received many great comments! Thanks.

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  14. Just served it to a bunch of hungry, but picky teenaged girls...it got the thumbs up. Thanks for yet another easy but delicious recipe

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  15. I made this recipe last night and oh my goodness it is so good.

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  16. I had this recipe from somebody awhile back and never made it. The other day I saw it on your site, so I dug out my recipe (its the same) and I made it this a.m.. I didn't put any topping on it as my hubby had a piece when it came out of the oven and he loved it. I am avoiding sweets so I just smelled it. Thank you for all the time you put into your blog showing the recipes.

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  17. Thank you,Thank you, for this great recipe. Black Forest cake is my favorite cake so that's all i buy. I made this and i said to my husband "that i will never buy a Black Forest cake again"It was awesome and your recipe has been sent far and wide. You have saved a lot of people a lot of time and money. Thank you again.

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