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Black Forest Dessert Cake

 Black Forest Dessert Cake
“The cake is a traditional German dessert. When my daughter went to Germany on a backpacking trip, she said the streets were lined with pastry shops.” —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling


  • 1 package (9 ounces) devil's food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  • In a small bowl, beat the cake mix, water and egg on medium speed for
  • 3-4 minutes. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan; place pan on
  • a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 23-25 minutes or until cake springs back when
  • lightly touched. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy; fold in
  • whipped topping. Spread pie filling over cake; top with cream cheese
  • mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Remove sides of pan.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 349 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.