Black Forest Poke Cake features boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and shaved chocolate. An easy and delicious dessert.

Black Forest Poke Cake

Black Forest Poke Cake: boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, and cherry pie filling.

Dessert is my weakness, and this Black Forest Poke Cake satisfies my need for dessert perfectly! Moist chocolate cake, creamy chocolate pudding, and sweet (yet tart) cherry pie filling make this dessert so good.

And it looks great too, if I do say so myself!

Black Forest Poke Cake features boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and shaved chocolate. An easy and delicious dessert.

I love to bake and I especially love to when it’s cool outside. We are finally experiencing Fall in Kansas, so I find myself wanting to get into the kitchen more.

There are some foods that are just better made in the cool weather, and I can’t wait to get some of those recipes on this blog.

Black Forest Poke Cake features boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and shaved chocolate. An easy and delicious dessert.

I grew up in Southern California and I never experienced the four seasons until I moved to Kansas. It was pretty much warm all the time and I don’t remember ever seeing the leaves change colors and fall off the trees.

I really do appreciate the seasons, even if they bring hazardous weather with them. Well okay, I could certainly do without the tornadoes, but they are actually few and far between.

Black Forest Poke Cake features boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and shaved chocolate. An easy and delicious dessert.

Anyway, back to this recipe. The handle of a wooden spoon works perfectly to make the holes in the cake. I just do it randomly while the cake is still warm.

I make the pudding after the cake comes out of the oven and I just let is set for a minute or two so it isn’t too thin when I pour it over the warm cake.

Black Forest Poke Cake features boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and shaved chocolate. An easy and delicious dessert.

The possibilities are nearly endless for these types of poke cakes, so be on the look out for different varieties to come. I really love all of the elements of this recipe and can think of many variations to try. It’s so exciting!

Black Forest Poke Cake features boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and shaved chocolate. An easy and delicious dessert.

Looking for other easy desserts? Try Peanut Butter Pie or Peachy Keen Cake with Cool Whip Frosting.

Black Forest Poke Cake

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 devil's food cake mix, 15.25 ounces
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 package chocolate pudding, 3.9 ounces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 can cherry pie filling, 21 ounces
  • whipped topping (optional)
  • chocolate shavings (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 9" X 13" cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix cake mix, water, eggs, and applesauce until well combined.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake according to package directions.
  4. While cake is still hot poke holes in the top of the cake using a wooden spoon.
  5. Mix pudding and 2 cups milk, let sit for a minute or two and then pour over cake. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Carefully cover the top of the cake evenly with cherry pie filling.
  7. Serve with a dollop of whipped topping and shaved chocolate, if desired.

Notes

Shave chocolate from a chocolate candy bar using a potato peeler. For perfect dollops of whipped topping use a piping bag with a large round tip.(I used Wilton 2A tip.)

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10 Comments

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  • Diana Downie Bristow March 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    What a beautiful cake this is!!! I made it for a church dinner and it was all gone and people asking for more…this is an easy keeper!!! Thank you!!!

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    • Mindy Boyd March 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      That is awesome, thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  • Janice | MostlyBlogging December 26, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Mindy,
    Congratulations on all these social shares on Pinterest. I love black forest cake. Who doesn’t? Thanks for coming by my blog and liking my StumbleUpon articles. Nice to meet you.
    Janice

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    • Mindy Boyd December 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Nice to meet you also. Thanks!

      Reply
  • Priya Santhamohan December 9, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Priya @asmallbite
    Absolutely gorgeous,looks too tempting…

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    • Mindy Boyd December 9, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
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  • Karly December 5, 2016 at 10:50 am

    My husband is going to be absolutely head over heels about this cake. As in, he might love this cake more than he loves me… and I ALMOST wouldn’t blame him! 😉 Looks that stinking good!

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    • Mindy Boyd December 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words!

      Reply

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