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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Black Forest Cherry Cake



We love black forest cherry cake so I came up with a somewhat "healthier" version so that my whole family could enjoy it. I bake a boxed mix dark chocolate cake. Pillsbury has a reduced sugar cake mix, that is good but you can use any you like. After baking in round cake pans I like to slice each layer to make four layers, it just looks fancier and its not hard to do. For frosting I use cool whip but I add 1 cup shaved chocolate to it. For the cherries I get a can of cherry pie fill but again there is a low sugar version but you can use any. After frosting each layer and then the whole cake I lay the cherries on top and make a cool whip border around it to dress the cherries up a bit. It looks nice and I know its not as impressive as other black forest cakes but this one we can all feel a little less guilty about eating. My family loves it. Because of the cool whip it has to be refrigerated or eaten. I prefer eaten of course!

ANY IDEAS???

5 comments:

Knight Writer said...

Hi there and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Cooking ideas, fantastic...I love to bake and I haven't picked up any new dinner/lunch ideas in forever. I look forward to checking on all your blogs.

After seeing the cake, I think I need to go find a cookie or something, I am hungry all of a sudden... :)

SquirrelQueen said...

You have some great recipes. I haven't baked a cake in ages because of the calories and fat. This looks like a good alternative. Love that photo by the way.
SQ

The TownhouseLady said...

I'll help if you don't have room in your fridge for the extra.

Anita said...

Your blog is making me hungryyy! And that cake looks good ><

Ayie said...

How can you go wrong with a healthier cake? I love your candles, cute!