Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Black Forest Torte

This is a Pampered Chef recipe that I love! It is really yummy and really, really pretty, and easy.

1 package of devils food cake mix
1 c. sour cream
1 8 o.z. container of frozen whipped topping
3/4 tsp. almond extract, divided
1 small package of white chocolate instant pudding
1 can (21 o.z.) can of cherry pie filling
1/4 cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cake pans with cooking oil. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; pour batter in pans and Bake according to package directions. Cool completely.Combine sour cream, whipped topping and 1/2 tsp. of almond extract. Mix thoroughly, and add pudding mix (just the powder, do not add milk) and mix again. Spread a portion of this mixture on top of one of the layers of cake.

In a small mixing bowl mix the cherry pie filling and 1/4 tsp. of almond extract. Spread half of the cherry mixture on top of the cream layer.Next place the second layer on top. Now, pipe (with your cake decorating supplies) around the edge of the top cake layer (depending on your tip you may have to do a couple of rows around the cake). Fill in the center with the rest of the cherry pie filling. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the slivered almonds just before serving. There you go! So beautiful, and sooooo good.

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