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Quick Black Forest Cherry Cake

Quick Black Forest Cherry Cake

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep 20 mins

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This quick twist on the classic German chocolate-cherry cake uses boxed cake mix and cherry preserves. Don't skip the kirsch or brandy; it adds that signature Black Forest flavor.


  • 1 2-layer-size package dark chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 2 10 - ounce jars black cherry spreadable fruit or preserves
  • 2 tablespoons kirsch, brandy or cherry juice
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Chocolate curls


  1. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Cool thoroughly on a wire rack.
  2. To serve, in a small bowl, stir together spreadable fruit and the kirsch. Cut cake into squares. Top with whipped cream and spreadable fruit mixture. Garnish with chocolate curls. Serve immediately or chill for no more than 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

(Quick Black Forest Cherry Cake)

Servings Per Recipe 16, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 276, carb. (g) 46, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Folate (µg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 5, Niacin (mg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Mark as Free Exchange () 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 9, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 21, cal. (kcal) 268, Potassium (mg) 16, sugar (g) 30, pro. (g) 2, calcium (mg) 25, vit. A (IU) 221, iron (mg) 1

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