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Black Forest Torte

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Alternate layers of Duncan Hines Chocolate Fudge Cake, red cherries and pure white whipped cream filling make this Black Forest Torte visually and taste-fully enchanting.


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Prepare, bake and cool cake according to package directions.
  3. Beat whipping cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar gradually.
  4. To assemble, place one cake layer on serving plate. Spread two-thirds cherry pie filling on cake to within 1/2-inch of edge. Spread 1.5 cups whipped cream mixture over cherry pie filling. Top with second cake layer. Frost sides and top with remaining whipped cream mixture. Spread remaining cherry pie filling on top to within 1-inch of edge. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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chocolatemint11 on Dec 11, 2011 5:05 p.m.

I like the idea of whipping cream instead of the over powering sugary taste of the frostings (sorry but it had to be said). I was wondering if maybe using fresh cherries or maybe even bottled cherries would be tastier than the pie filling? I find pie fillings are also over powering with the sugar. I must say the picture of the cake looks delicious though, :)

christy.messier.3 on Feb 6, 2014 5:37 p.m.

I believe E.D. SMITH had a light cherry pie filling that is WAY less sweet than the regular filling and it also has the benefit of having more cherries and less sauce.

cathy.cudney.3 on Aug 20, 2013 1:22 p.m.

You can use a jar of cherries in syrup. Sweeten them with sugar to taste about a cup and thicken them on the stove with corn starch. Let them cool. You can use some of the juice 1/4 cup sweetened with 2 tbsp. sugar and heated just until sugar is melted. Then brush this on the cake pieces to flavor and moisten it. Use a stabilizer in the whipping cream you can pipe it on the cake for decoration. Use chocolate shavings up the sides of the whipped cake and on the top. Decorate top with candied cherries.