Thursday, January 18, 2018

Black Forest Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

Our host for this month's Bundt Bakers group is Lidia from Nunca es demasiado dulce.  This translates to "It's never too sweet".

Lidia asked us to share our favorite Bundt cake for today's post.  This created a bit of a quandary to me.  I have several "favorite" Bundts.  Like this Milky Way Bundt, that was my very first post when I joined Bundt Bakers in 2014.  Or this Apple Cider Bundt Cake from the Fall of 2015.  The list continues with Orange Cardamom Bundt I created in 2016 and last year I shared this Red White and Blue Bundt that continues to be one of my most visited posts.

But that's the thing.  I love all these Bundts but I have already posted them.  I don't know if I will have another favorite until I make it.  This caused me a moment's consternation when I saw the theme but then I decided that I was overthinking this.   I needn't make my favorite Bundt but merely my favorite cake in Bundt form.

Well, my favorite cake, in any form, is the Apple Cake that my Mom would make me each year for my birthday and I have already shared many takes on this in this group.  So my next favorite cake is a Black Forest Torte.  I love the chocolate layered with cherries and whipped cream.  There is a local bakery in Michigan, Sweetheart Bakery, that has amazing Black Forest Torte.  I have enjoyed that Torte many times but I have never made one myself.

So I went on a search and found this easy, peasy recipe for Black Forest Cake on  It starts with a boxed mix and a can of cherry pie filling.  There are no layers and the original recipe didn't even call for whipped cream but had a chocolate glaze instead.  You merely mixed everything together and put it in your pan.  I didn't even dirty a mixer, just used a wooden spoon, to mix it.

Popped it in the oven to bake and left it to cool until I was ready to serve it up.  I didn't bother with the glaze but whipped up some cream that I flavored with the last of the chocolate cherry jam that our son had made.  

Was it as good as Sweetheart Bakery?  No, of course not.  But was it good enough that it received praise and accolades from my guests....Yep.  Was it good enough that I will be making it again...It certainly was.  Did the deliciousness far exceed the effort taken to make this cake.....oh yeah!!  This is about as easy as it gets!!

I can't wait to see the other favorites being shared today.  You will find links to those recipes following mine.

Black Forest Bundt Cake
adapted from

1 pkg. Devil's Food cake mix
3 eggs
2 t. almond extract
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 pt. heavy cream
1/4 c. chocolate cherry jam

Combine the cake mix, eggs, almond extract and cherry pie filling.  Stir in the chocolate chips.   Spoon into a bundt pan that has been liberally treated with baking spray and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 40-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.

Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

When ready to serve, place the cream in a chilled bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment.  Turn the speed to low and mix until it slightly thickens. Add the chocolate cherry jam, if using, increase the speed and continue to whisk until light and fluffy.  

Place a bed of whipped cream onto each plate.  Place a slice of cake onto the whipped cream and top with another dollop of cream or drizzle with chocolate sauce.  Print Recipe

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  1. Hi Wendy! I'm happy because you discovered a new favorite bundt!! This one seems to be delicious!!

    1. It was Lidia. Thanks so much for hosting.

  2. Fantastic way to make an easy torte!

  3. What a beautiful cake. I was considering making this one in February. Looks delicious.

  4. Super yum...anything with whipped cream is certain to become a favorite of mine too!!!

    1. Whipped cream trumps frosting every time, Colleen.

  5. Yum..Yum..Yum Black Forest Bundt cake, too delicious.

  6. Woww!! It's perfect!!! I had the same question because I also have my favorite bundts already blogged, so then, I baked a bundt with my favorite cakes. XOXO


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