Sunday, January 30, 2011

Easy Black Forest Cake

This recipe is adapted from the Wacky Cake recipe found in Joanne Fluke's "Apple Turnover Murder".  She has such fun recipes! She used raspberry vinegar.  I only had white wine vinegar, and surprisingly, it tasted just fine.  I also added a topping of cherry pie filling to make this into a Black Forest Cake.  It's a super simple recipe that looks decadent and is moist and chocolaty without being overly sweet. 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 can no-sugar-added cherry pie filling

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spritz a baking pan with non-stick buttery spray.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, mixing thoroughly.
  • Add in the wet ingredients and blend until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour into baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly.
  • Top with cherry pie filling and serve.