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

Black Forest Poke Cake features boxed cake mix, chocolate pudding, cherry pie filling, Cool Whip, and shaved chocolate. An easy and delicious dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time38 mins
Refrigeration Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 48 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black forest cake
Servings: 12
Author: Mindy Boyd

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

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