I LOVE Black Forrest cake. I mean, it’s just chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream. What is there not to love? My birthday is in the summer and every year we try our best to find the perfect Black Forrest cake. I’ve tried just about every one in the DFW area and haven’t found one that I just have to have again. Last year, I tried this trifle and it was a home run. Bonus: your cakes don’t have to come out perfect and the top doesn’t slide off when you try to put it on top of the cherry filling (speaking from experience). This would be great to bring to a potluck too!
-Chocolate cake mix or Wacky Cake (click for egg free cake recipe)
-2 cans cherry pie filling
-1 (8 oz) container of Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream
1. Make cake according to box directions for 2 cakes. If you are using the Wacky Cake recipe (egg free), then make it twice so you have 2 cakes. Allow cakes to cool completely.
2. Break cakes up to fit into your trifle bowl. Each layer usually uses about half a cake. Top layer with 1 can of cherry pie filling. Top cherries with half of Cool Whip container. Repeat layers.
3. That’s it! Enjoy! Keep refrigerated.