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Black Forest Cream Cheese Cake Recipe

Black Forest Cream Cheese Cake Recipe

This decadent dessert puts a delicious spin on the classic Black Forest cake. Top each serving with canned cherry pie filling, a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate curls for an elegant presentation. —Carey Enns, Aylmer, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dash salt
  • BATTER:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • Whipped topping and chocolate curls, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in extracts and salt; set aside.
  • 2. In another large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, egg and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  • 3. Spoon half of the batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan; spread with half of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 5. Slice cake; serve with pie filling. Garnish with whipped topping and chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 539 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 354 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.