Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe With Cake Mix
5 from 4 votes

Classic Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Quick and easy black forest cake recipe, made with cake mix and simple ingredients. Soft, moist chocolate cake with cherry filling and whipped cream. 

Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black forest cake
Calories: 512 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 4 Eggs Large
  • 1 cup Milk Whole
  • 1 container Snack pack chocolate pudding Not the powder but use pre-made pudding, 3.25 oz.
  • 1 box Devil's food cake mix Or chocolate cake mix
  • 1.5 cups Cherry pie filling
  • 2 cups Whipped cream Homemade or store-bought
  • 2.5 tbsp Chocolate shavings


  1. In a mixing bowl, add butter, eggs milk, chocolate pudding and mix until smooth. 

  2. Add cake mix and mix until just combined. 

  3. Pour this batter into 2 greased/floured 8x2 round cake pans

  4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.

  5. Allow the cakes to cool down completely.

  6. Then, trim the sides and cut the domes on the cakes. 

  7. Place one cake on a cake stand. 

  8. Spread whipped cream on top. 

  9. Then, spoon cherry pie filling on top of the whipped cream and spread it out. 

  10. Place the other cake on top of the pie filling.

  11. Then, spread whipped cream on top again. 

  12. Spoon cherry pie filling on top of the whipped cream again and spread it out. 

  13. Sprinkle chocolate shavings on top and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Classic Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 544mg 23%
Potassium 368mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 22g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 15.2%
Vitamin C 4.3%
Calcium 14.4%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.