Tuesday, February 1, 2011

~Black Forest Cake~

Oh I am so glad you stopped by!  Come on in out of the cold, let's set your things by the fire to dry and warm up.  Here's  a cup of coffee and an apron, I was just setting up to make a very easy lovely cake for our family's dessert this evening.  This recipe idea was given to me by my internet neighbor and friend, Connie.  Could you hold this camera for me and take a couple shots as we go along so I can share this with some dear friends online?  Thank you so much.  It's great having an extra pair of hands, and some girl talk besides!!

See this lovely bowl, isn't it old fashioned looking and simple?  I am drawn to that type of style.  I love everything retro, vintage or farmhouse.

Preparing for the evening's meal early on in the day while I have some quiet time when the home is still has become a helpful habit.  This way when the day's activities are at its peak, I am not running around trying to do too many things at once.   Attention, care and prayers can  be put into the meal.  The salad's been made,  and is covered in the ice box.  The dry ingredients for our baking powder biscuits have been mixed,  in that covered bowl on the counter.  All that needs doing come supper time is to add the milk, flatten out, cut and pop them in the oven.

Speaking of oven, I will set my oven to 350 degrees now, so that by the time the cake is ready to go in, it will be ready at the proper temperature.  That is an important step to any baking.

I suppose that is enough gabbing, now onto the recipe.  This really couldn't be any simpler.  It's simply a devil's food cake mix, 2 eggs, and a can of cherry pie filling.  Let's pour these each into the bowl, and I will mix it up with my old fashioned wooden spoon.

You know, this would be a good recipe for when company is coming, or you are pressed for time, but want to have something simple yet lovely to take to your dinner party.

Would you hand me that orange Spoonula over there?  Thank you.  I love using this to scrape every last bit of batter from the batter bowl.

You could also just make this in a retangular pan.  This cake will not come out perfectly flat and smooth, it has a more rustic look to it, which is part of it's charm.   

That's all there is to it!  Now in half hour or so I will test it with a toothpick or knife to be sure it is fully finished, and let them cool.  I think this will be great as is, or with my favorite, a huge dollop of sweetened home whipped-cream.  It's really your preference.  Get creative in your kitchen. 


devil's food cake mix
1 can of cherry pie filling
2 eggs

Into your favorite bowl pour the cake mix, cherry pie filling and 2 eggs.  Mix up good with fork or your best stirring spoon.  Scrape with your silicone spatula into well greased cake pan/s, and bake at 350 degrees for about half an hour.  Toothpick test to be sure it's done.  Cool.  Flip into best plate or serving dish, or if using large rectangular pan, just serve from there.  Be sure to have plenty of fresh whipped cream to dollop on top.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Jenn, I just wanted to say that the little oven on your counter is toooo cute!! What a good idea, I wouldn't have thought of that. Love it!

    I got your last letter ~ thank you. I will hopefully be writing soon myself and will update you on everything. Thank you so much for keeping me in your thoughts. It means so much. (Hugs)