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Black Forest Layer Cake

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Alternate layers of Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake, red cherries and pure white whipped cream filling make this Black Forest Torte visually and taste-fully enchanting.

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Servings: 12 Slices
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl.
  3. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool cakes on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely.
  6. Pour heavy cream into a large bowl. Beat cream with an electric mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in confectioner’s sugar. (Do not overbeat.)
  7. Spread 2/3 of cherry pie filling on flat side of one cake layer, leaving a 1-inch border all around. Spread half the whipped cream over cherry pie filling. Top with second cake layer, then spoon pie filling in center of cake. Top with remaining whipped cream.

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Cheesecake - Prevent Cracking

Cheesecake - Prevent Cracking

Gently beat the filling after you add the eggs and stir in the remaining ingredients by hand. Vigorous beating will allow too much air which may cause the cheesecake to puff up, then fall and crack. As a test for doneness, if the cake jiggles, return it to the oven for more baking. Inserting a knife for this purpose may cause the knife hole to grow into a large crack. Also, set a minute timer for the exact cooling time recommended in the recipe.

To test cake to see if it is done

To test cake to see if it is done

I find I don't always have a toothpick handy to test my cake to see it it is done, so instead I grabbed an uncooked piece of spaghetti. It serves the purpose and I can just break it off and use again if the cake does not test done the first time.

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