Easy Black Forest Torte Recipe
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Easy Black Forest Torte Recipe

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This dessert couldn't be simpler—all you need is a boxed cake mix. pie filling, miniature marshmallows and whipped topping. This fuss-free torte is short-and-sweet ending to a meal.—Deb Morrison, Skiatook, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Sprinkle marshmallows in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour over the marshmallows. Spoon pie filling over batter. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool. Frost with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Easy Black Forest Torte in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p7

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"I've been making this cake since it first came out in Quick Cooking in 1998. My family love it! It's taste good, it's quick to make, plus it starts with a cake mix. It is the recipe I go to for a quick dessert to take someplace!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Easy breezy. Love black forest cake and this was so easy and yummy"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"This was an outstanding hit for my husbands birthday and the gang we had over to celebrate loved it. DELICIOUS!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"do you really bake it for a hour i did and it burnt on me"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"I have made this recipe many times. It is easy to make and is always a hit in any group. We love it!"

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