Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

Black Forest Cake is a decadent chocolate cake with a surprise cherry filling and topped with chocolate ganache and chocolate shavings. This German dessert is easy to make and looks fantastic. The bundt pan effortlessly gives this cake a flawless design that will make anyone think you are a professional baker!

Chocolate Bundt Cake on Rack

Black Forest Cake Slice

This bundt cake is a twist on Black Forest Cake, which is traditionally made with layers of chocolate sponge cake, whipped cream, and cherries. Black Forest Cake originated in Germany, but is unrelated to German Chocolate Cake. (Did you know German was the last name of the chocolate maker who invented German Chocolate Cake, it’s not actually from Germany? Mind blown!)

This recipe was provided by my friend, Amanda.

Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

I love baking in bundt pans because it is so easy! Whole cakes are made in one single pan. You bake it, let it cool, then turn it over and it’s done! 

What You Need for Black Forest Cake

For the Bundt Cake:
1 box chocolate cake mix
3.4 oz box chocolate instant pudding mix
1 C plain greek yogurt
3/4 C vegetable oil
4 eggs
3/4 can cherry pie filling

For the Ganache:
2 C chocolate chips
1/2 C heavy cream

For the Toppings:
1 chocolate bar
whipped topping
Maraschino cherries

Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

Black Forest Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a bundt pan with non stick spray.

In a large bowl, add the cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, greek yogurt, oil and eggs and mix until well combined.

Cake Ingredients in Mixing Bowl

Spoon half of the batter into the bottom of the bundt pan. Using the spoon, push the sides up in the middle and outer edge to create a well in the middle.

Black Forest Cake Layer in Bundt Pan

Spoon the cherry pie filling into the well, spread it all the way around, making sure it’s filled but not so full it touches the edges of the pan.

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

Spoon the rest of the batter on top of the pie filling and spread it across the top, sealing the sides of your cake.

Bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes and then invert onto a cooling rack to completely cool.

Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

For the ganache, you can use semi sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate. It is totally up to you. Personally, I am a fan of the dark chocolate. Simmer the heavy cream on the stove just until it’s ready to boil.

Place the chocolate chips into a bowl, pour the heated cream over the top and allow it to sit for a few minutes.

Mix the two together until a nice thick ganache is made.

Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

How to Make Black Forest Cake

Using a vegetable peeler or grater, create chocolate shavings from the chocolate bar. These can be refrigerated these until ready to use. 

Pour the chocolate ganache over the cake and allow it to set.

Once cooled, top with whipped topping, some chocolate shavings and a cherry!

Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

Black Forest Cake | Chocolate Bundt Cake with Cherry Filling

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Yield: 1 Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Black Forest Cake is easy to make and looks amazing. This decadent chocolate bundt cake has a tasty cherry filling and whipped cream topping.

Ingredients

For the Bundt Cake:

For the Ganache:

For the Toppings:

Instructions

For the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a bundt pan with non stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, greek yogurt, oil and eggs and mix until well combined.
  3. Spoon half of the batter into the bottom of the bundt pan. Using the spoon, push the sides up in the middle and outer edge to create a well in the middle.
  4. Spoon the cherry pie filling into the well, spread it all the way around, making sure it’s filled but not so full it touches the edges of the pan.
  5. Spoon the rest of the batter on top of the pie filling and spread it across the top, sealing the sides of your cake.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes and then invert onto a cooling rack to completely cool.

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  1. Simmer the heavy cream on the stove just until it’s ready to boil. Place the chocolate chips into a bowl, pour the heated cream over the top and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Mix the two together until a nice thick ganache is made.

Add the Toppings:

  1. Using a vegetable peeler or grater, create chocolate shavings from the chocolate bar. These can be refrigerated these until ready to use.
  2. Pour the chocolate ganache over the cake and allow it to set.
  3. Once cooled, top with whipped topping, some chocolate shavings and cherries.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 78mg Sodium: 104mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 24g Protein: 7g
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