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Black Forest Cake

This is the cheater version using a cake mix, but it's still just as good! This classic German dessert is always a crowd pleaser and will never fail to amaze.

Prep
Cook
Serves 12people
Ingredients
cake
1
devils food cake mix, baked according to instructions
filling and topping
2
cup whipping cream
1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 tablespoons brandy
1
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1/2
tsp almond extract
2
tbs sliced almonds
grated chocolate, for topping
maraschino cherries, for topping
Directions
1.
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
2.
Make and bake cake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3.
In medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until slightly thickened. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in brandy. In another small bowl, mix pie filling and almond extract.
4.
On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. Spread with half of the whipped cream, then 1 cup cherry mixture to within 1 inch of edge. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost top with remaining whipped cream. Spoon remaining cherry mixture over top. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and chocolate. Place cherries evenly around the top of the cake. Store covered in refrigerator.

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