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Black Forest Delight

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes (Total Time: 4 Hours)
  • Serving Size: 16
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Brand Cherry Flavor Gelatin
  • 1/4 cup Cold Water
  • 2/3 cup BREAKSTONE'S Or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 2/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tub (8 ounce) cup COOL WHIP French Vanilla Whipped Topping, Thawed
  • 1/3 cup Drained Maraschino Cherries, Divided
  • 1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, Melted
  • PREPARE and bake cake mix in two 8- or 9-inch round layers as directed on package. Run knife or metal spatula around sides of pans to loosen cakes. Cool in pans 15 min.

    STIR boiling water into dry gelatin mix at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add cold water. Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals. Carefully pour half of the gelatin mixture over each cake layer. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

    MIX sour cream and powdered sugar; gently stir in whipped topping. Dip one cake pan in warm water 10 sec.; unmold onto serving plate. Spread with 1 cup of the whipped topping mixture. Reserve a few cherries for garnish. Chop remaining cherries; sprinkle over frosted layer. Unmold second cake layer; carefully place on cake layer on plate. Frost top and side of cake with remaining whipped topping mixture. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Garnish with reserved cherries. Store in refrigerator.



    Few can resist the combination of chocolate and cherries in this rich cake which makes enough to serve a crowd of 16.

    How to Drizzle Chocolate

    Melt chocolate as directed on package. Spoon into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small hole in one of the bottom corners of bag. Use to drizzle chocolate over dessert. Or use spoon to drizzle chocolate over dessert.


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