Stop what you’re doing and make this Black Forest Texas Sheet Cake recipe right now! This chocolate sheet cake is filled with cherries and topped with a silky smooth chocolate frosting that’s to die for!
The other day I was cruising the aisles of the grocery store when I somehow got to the bakery.
Ok, I went to the bakery first, with intentions of drooling over their cakes and pastries.
In our grocery store they sell single slices of cake, which is genius and I also kinda hate them for that. So tempting!
I saw a single slice of Black Forest Cake and something clicked in my brain. I always see Black Forest Cake in it’s layered cake form, but never really in a sheet cake. That’s when I decided I should make one.
Best. Decision. Ever.
I started with a box of devil’s food cake mix and added some eggs, a little almond extract and a whole can of cherry pie filling.
That’s it! That is the base of your sheet cake! Spread the mixture out in a baking sheet and let it bake.
Since it’s so thin it bakes up in just 20 to 30 minutes. Mine was done at 25 minutes.
It’s a little lumpy when baked due to the big cherries throughout the cake, but that’s ok.
You’ll pour this warm chocolate frosting all over the cake and it’ll settle into all the nooks and crannies.
The trick is to have the frosting ready right when the cake comes out of the oven, that way it glides on nice and smooth.
I let the cake and frosting cool completely and then topped it with fresh whipped cream, a few extra cherries and some chocolate shavings… cause Black Forest Cake.
If you wanted to enjoy the cake warm you could do that too!
Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a couple cherries on top… oh mama!
I made this cake for a little family gathering at my house and there were so many people that went back for seconds. It was such a good cake!
The cake itself is light and fluffy with jewels of sweet cherry throughout. The frosting is thick and rich and almost fudge like, it’s the perfect paring.
I love how easy it was to make too! Definitely making this one again!
Sheet cakes are seriously the best!
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