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Rich Black Forest Cake

rich black forest cake
  • (2 cups) cherry juice blend
  • (1 3/4 cups) sugar
  • (1/2 cup) unsweetened applesauce
  • (1/4 cup) canola oil
  • (2) eggs
  • (2 Tbsp.) cider vinegar
  • (3 tsp.) vanilla extract
  • (3 cups) all-purpose flour
  • (1/3 cup) baking cocoa
  • (2 tsp.) baking soda
  • (1 tsp.) salt
  • (1 1/2 cups) cold fat-free milk
  • (1.4 oz. package) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • (20 oz. can) reduced-sugar cherry pie filling
  • (1 1/2 cups) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed

Rich Black Forest Cake

A decadent layered chocolate cherry cake with whipped cream.

Preparation Time
About 40 minutes
Cook Time
About 35 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9 in. baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2Use an electric mixer to beat together cherry juice, sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs, vinegar and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

  3. 3Add to wet ingredients in several batches, beating well after each addition.
  4. 4Pour into greased pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. 5Meanwhile, whisk together milk and pudding mix until smooth. Set aside 2 minutes, then spread over cake. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  6. 6Top with pie filling and whipped topping on top. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 piece, 1 Tbsp. whipped topping

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 186
  • Total Fat 3 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 36 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Sodium 272 mg
  • Fiber 1 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Cakes and Cupcakes

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.