Black Forest Delight - Carolina Country

Black Forest Delight

2.8/5 rating (5 votes)
Black Forest Delight


  • 1 package (2-layer) devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 package (3-ounce) Jell-O cherry flavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tub (8-ounce) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • ⅓ cup drained maraschino cherries, divided
  • 1 square semi-sweet chocolate


  1. Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 (8 or 9-inch) round layers. Loosen cakes from sides of pans with knife; cool in pans 15 minutes.

  2. Add boiling water to gelatin mix; stir 2 minutes until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Pierce cake layers with large fork at ½-inch intervals. Pour half the gelatin over each cake layer. Refrigerate 3 hours.

  3. Mix sour cream and sugar in medium bowl; gently stir in Cool Whip. Dip bottom of 1 cake pan in warm water 10 seconds to loosen; invert cake onto plate. Carefully remove pan; spread cake with 1 cup Cool Whip mixture. Reserve a few cherries for garnish. Chop remaining cherries; sprinkle over cake on plate. Remove remaining cake layer from pan; place on first cake layer. Frost top and sides with remaining Cool Whip.

  4. Melt chocolate as directed on package; cool slightly. Drizzle over cake. Garnish with reserved cherries. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe courtesy of

Kraft Foods

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