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!


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

  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!