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Friday, March 29, 2013

Easy and Lighter Black Forest Cake

Believe me, this is easier and lighter than any Black Forest Cake I have ever tasted.


21 oz Can Lite Cherry Pie Filling
16.5 oz bag Frozen Dark Sweet Cherries (pitted)
1 Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 C Pecans (chopped)
3/4 C Margarine or Butter, cut into  pieces

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2. Spray 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray.
3. Dump cherry pie filling into dish and spread evenly.
4. Dump Sweet Cherries and spread evenly . . include any juices.
5. Sprinkle cake mix over the top, DO NOT STIR.
6. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
7. Dot top evenly with butter/margarine pieces.
8. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, 
9. Remove  and cool before serving. This allows the juices to "settle down."

Serving Size: 12 pieces

As the cake cooks, the juices bubble up around the sides of the cake.
The cake has to cool some so the juices "settle down."

You may use your favorite nuts . . we just happened to have pecans handy.

Serve with whipped topping or ice cream.

Nutrition Facts
  Servings Per Recipe: 12
  Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat19.9 g
     Saturated Fat8.6 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat2.6 g
     Monounsaturated Fat7.4 g
  Cholesterol31.1 mg
  Sodium362.8 mg
  Potassium127.7 mg
  Total Carbohydrate67.8 g
     Dietary Fiber5.9 g
     Sugars31.4 g
  Protein2.9 g
  Vitamin A41.9 %
  Vitamin B-120.3 %
  Vitamin B-61.1 %
  Vitamin C19.6 %
  Vitamin D0.0 %
  Vitamin E3.1 %
  Calcium8.1 %
  Copper6.0 %
  Folate0.7 %
  Iron18.4 %
  Magnesium3.1 %
  Manganese22.4 %
  Niacin0.6 %
  Pantothenic Acid    1.0 %
  Phosphorus    3.1 %
  Riboflavin1.0 %
  Selenium0.7 %
  Thiamin4.3 %
  Zinc3.0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  1. Yup, this looks incredibly awesome! I think that my kids will be over the moon when I make it! Thanks so much for linking up with what i am eating this week! Hope to see you again on Friday!

  2. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!



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