Dave’s "Special" Black Forest Cake

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 12
  • About This Recipe

    “My mother makes this cake for my husband when we go to visit her. He will eat two or three pieces of this over the course of the evening! It is very rich and moist. Simple to make.”

    Ingredients

  • 1chocolate cake mix( Dark chocolate is best)
  • 1cupsweetened condensed milk
  • 1cupcream of coconut( Or Pina Colada Mix)
  • 1cancherry pie filling
  • 1 (8ounce) cartons whipped topping( Cool Whip, etc)
  • Directions

  • Mix cake according to package directions and bake in a 9X13 inch pan.
  • As soon as you remove from the oven, poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon.
  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk and cream of coconut over the cake.
  • Make sure the milk& cream of coconut go down in the holes.
  • Refrigerate cake for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove cake from refrigerator and spread the can of cherry pie filling on top.
  • Refrigerate again for 30 minutes and then spread the carton of whipped cream over the top of the cake.
  • Refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “Wonderful stuff!This is the birthday cake I made for myself this year, and it was fantastic.I used a Pilsbury Devil’s Food mix, and lite Cool Whip, and it couldn’t have been easier.My aunt and mom agreed on the 5 star rating.This one’s a keeper.Thanks bunches Denise!”

  • “Awesome results!I had to make this cake over the weekend because I just couldn’t get the recipe out of my head.I made it expecting to eat a piece or two and then I would take the rest to work because my husband isn’t too much of a chocolate fan and I didn’t want to eat the whole thing by myself.Well, needless to say…I can’t take the cake to work because my husband and I have been eating the cake all weekend and there is only about half of it left.I figure I’ll just pass out the recipe to my co-workers and tell everyone about it :)Great recipe, thanks for sharing!”

  • “We LOVED this recipe. Has made it to the “keepers”. I was a little concerned about how sweet the dessert might be however, to my surprise the ingredients all worked together very well. This cake is nothing but addictive.”

  • “Havent tasted it! But I made it for my boyfriends work potluck! Thanks for sharing”

  • “Amazing recipe! so easy to make and you can be as creative as you want. My family LOVES it and that says alot coming from a picky german and irish family.”

  • “Very tasty!”

  • “The cake was good, but a bit TOO sweet. The sweetness over powered the taste of the cherries and chocolate cake.. I would use half the amount of condensed milk and cream of coconut, or just use coconut milk instead of the cream of coconut next time.”

  • “Made this for my boss’ birthday.They all raved today saaing it was the best cake ever.Found out through the grapevine that Jewish people do not eat whipped cream????Who knew?They loved it any way.Thanks Denise for making me look good!”

  • “I made this for Easter, and my whole family loved it.The supermarket was out of cream of coconut, so I used an entire 14 oz can of condensed milk, to which I added about a teaspoon of almond extract, to give it a bit of flavor ‘oomph’. Very tasty, and SO easy! Thanks Denise!”

  • “OMG, how easy is this? And yummy too! I thought it might be on the sweet side, with the condensed milk and cream of coconut, but you know–the tart cherries offset it perfectly! Served on Superbowl Sunday (yay Patriots!) and everyone loved it! Thanks Denise for a great cake recipe!Editing to add:my cake hating husband asked me to make this cake again, right after he finished off the last piece of the first one.He said he would crawl through the snow for a piece of this cake, lol.”

  • “A tasty and easy chocolate dessert.I used Devil’s Food Cake for the cake mix.Thanks for posting!”

  • “This cake is wonderful; thanks for posting. I changed the topping slightly: I mixed 1 cup milk with 1 box chocolate pudding mix, and folded the whipped topping into this mixture. It was ‘wow!'”

  • “My whole family enjoyed this delicious, very moist cake. The cream of coconut made it extra yummy! Thanks for sharing!”

  • “YUMMY!!! Make a day in advance…it just keeps getting better.”

  • “Excellent cake! It was very moist and delightfully different. It is a keeper in my book! Thank you!”

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