Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Insanely Easy Black Forest Cake

Quick and simple desserts can be a lifesaver when you are busy.  Especially delicious ones like this.  All you really need is a your favorite chocolate cake mix, a can of cherry pie filling and a thawed tub of whipped topping. 

Bake your cake according to the directions on the box.  After it has cooled cut into serving size squares.  Place a piece of cake on a dish, top with a spoonful of pie filling and a dollop of whipped topping.  Doesn’t get much simpler than that!

Cake mix 99¢, pie filling $1.00, whipped topping 74¢

I made this for our dessert on Memorial Day and it was a crowd pleaser.  I also think it would be good in other variations such as:

Spice cake & apple pie filling
Yellow cake & peach pie filling
Lemon cake & blueberry pie filling
Strawberry cake & strawberry pie filling
Yellow cake & blackberry pie filling

Swapping out the pie filling for fresh fruit would be nice as well.

Thrifty tip:  We usually don't need a big dessert for just the three of us.  I will often mix up a cake and fill up my 12 cup muffin pan lined with cupcake papers and then dump the rest of the batter into my 8" square pan.  The cupcakes can be frozen for later and I use the cake for our dessert.  Having a dozen cupcakes in the freezer makes it really handy for a quick dessert later on.  Just thaw and add your favorite topping.


  1. I am going to try this black forest cake soon. It looks really good.
    True about the desert amount. I have gotten to the point of using 1/2 of a cake mix and clamping the remainder to use another day.


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