Thursday, February 7, 2008

BlackForest Cake

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling, drained
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP French Vanilla Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix; beat until well blended. Pour evenly into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
BAKE 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.
MIX cherry pie filling and almond extract in medium bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup each of the cherry mixture and whipped topping for garnish; spoon remaining cherry mixture evenly over one of the cake layers on serving plate. Spread 1 cup of the remaining whipped topping evenly over the cherry mixture; top with second cake layer. Spread the remaining whipped topping onto side and top of the cake. Garnish with reserved cherry mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

Recipe found at BlackForestCake

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