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Easy Black Forest Torte

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


  • 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


  • 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool. Frost with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator.
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  • tarsmommy
    Feb 3, 2019

    I love this cake. Easy and impressive. I use real whipped cream for the top. Keeps well in the fridge. I also do not spoon all the extra goo on the cake; just the cherries and a little goo. Hope this helps!

  • mamamarie
    May 18, 2017

    This was easy to make and very good. Will make again. Thanks for the recipe.

  • bonito15
    Aug 12, 2016

    This was just fun to prepare and oh so easy - this is in my top picks for desserts. really delicious

  • jj24
    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!

  • mirandatom
    Dec 24, 2013

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

  • amy j peters
    Dec 14, 2013

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

  • Angel93
    Sep 10, 2013

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

  • Gail Parker
    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!

  • lottieda
    Jun 5, 2012

    No comment left

  • Rhondadangel
    Mar 20, 2012

    This recipe is a definite keeper! I used 1/2 water and 1/2 Amaretto in the cake mix and it was amazing!