For his birthday this year Jack Jr wanted a Black Forest cake. He saw one at Safeway one day and very badly wanted that chocolate cake with cherries! I made this one for about $5, but you can probably do it cheaper depending on prices where you live.
- One box Devil’s Food or Chocolate Cake Mix and the ingredients to make it.
- Two containers Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Dark Chocolate Frosting (whipped frosting is too soft, regular chocolate is too sweet)
- One can of Cherry Pie Filling
Bake the cake as directed into two layers. Cool the layers completely. On the bottom layer build a ring of frosting around the edge to hold the cherries: I piped mine on with a pastry bag. If the icing is soft you might pop the cake in the refrigerator before you add the cherries as a middle layer.
Once the cherries are in place carefully place the top layer. Frost the cake. I actually used one and a half cans of frosting.
I kept the cake in the fridge until I served it because I was concerned about the cherries oozing out, but I think it would have been fine. It was yummy too!
Update: Because the pre-fab icing isn’t stiff, when I left the cake at room temperature the center “walls” oozed out and the top layer tried to slide off (there was half a cake left). So I’d recommend keeping leftovers in the fridge!