Easiest Black Forest Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 (18 ounce) box devil's food cake mix, baked as directed in 9 x 13 inch pan and left in pan
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (5 1/8 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding, prepared as directed (use gelatin-free version to make vegetarian)
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • maraschino cherry

Instructions

1 _ Mix cherry pie filling and almond extract.

2 _ While cake is still warm, poke top all over with fork and spread the cherry filling mixture all over the top.

3 _ When you prepare vanilla pudding, make it as directed on box, but add the vanilla extract to it with the milk.

4 _ Fold Cool Whip into pudding.

5 _ Spread pudding mixture over cake, covering the cherry pie filling.

6 _ Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and cherries.

7 _ Chill until serving time.

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