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Tall Black Forest Cake Recipe

Bake a classic Black Forest cake with modern appeal. Layers of rich chocolate cake interspersed with whipped cream and cherries make it a classic taste combination. Make it tall by torting the cake layers and leave the sides un-iced for a modern naked cake.
Makes: Approximately 12 servings

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare two 9 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

Prepare cake batter according to package directions using water, oil and eggs. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake following package directions. Cool 10-15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely.

Step 3

Drain cherries well, reserving liquid. Pat cherries dry with napkins. Prepare whipped icing mix following package directions.

Step 4

Level and torte cake layers, 1 in. high. Place one cake layer on cake circle or serving plate. Spread whipped icing on top. Add layer of cherries; drizzle with reserved liquid. Add second cake layer; press gently. Repeat filling and stacking cake layers. Spread whipped icing on top; sprinkle chocolate curls, if desired; top with remaining cherries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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devil's food cake mix

2 packages (15-16.5 oz) devil's food cake mix

Water, vegetable oil and eggs to prepare mixes

Water, vegetable oil and eggs to prepare mixes

Maraschino cherries

2 jars (10 oz. each) Maraschino cherries

Whipped Icing Mix

Whipped Icing Mix

chocolate curls

chocolate curls ((optional))



9 x 2 in. Round Pan

2 - 9 x 2 in. Round Pan (or 8 x 2 in. round pans)

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

Cake Circles

Cake Circles (or serving plate)

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