Recipes that take little prep are great for weeknights, including desserts. This Black Forest Cake is just that; a one pan, little prep recipe full of chocolate and cherries that can be a wonderful dessert anytime of the week.

How to Make a One Pan Black Forest Cake

It’s really heating up outside. It’s supposed to be around 100 all weekend here. 100 DEGREES! I really feel like we didn’t even get spring weather. It simply jumped from winter to summer. I am not exactly a big fan of extremely hot temperatures.

When it is really warm, I do prefer to make desserts that can be topped with ice cream. Yes, I would totally add some ice cream onto each bowl of Black Forest Cake.

A few months ago I shared an Easy Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons Recipe. The recipe was using Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate cereal. While I worked with them on that post, they also shared with me this One Pan Black Forest Cake. Since it is a pretty easy recipe, I wanted to make sure I shared it with you guys as well.

One Pan Black Forest Cake Recipe

One Pan Black Forest Cake Ingredients

(Note: printable version of this recipe is at the end of the post)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal
  • 2 21oz cans Cherry Pie Filling
  • ¼ cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 1 15.25oz box Devil’s Food Cake Mix (unprepared)
  • ¾ cup Butter, melted
  • Toppings: Whipped cream, Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal, sliced almonds, maraschino cherries

One Pan Black Forest Cake Layers

Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350°F.
  2. Grind 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal into fine powder using a food processor.
  3. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of a 9×13″ baking pan.
  4. Spread both cans of cherry pie filling in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Next add the the ground Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal.
  6. Drizzle the cherry juicy over the cereal.
  7. Evenly top with the dry, unprepared cake mix.
  8. Finish with the melted butter drizzled over the mix.
  9. Bake for 1 hour.
  10. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Serve in a bowl topped with whipped cream, Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal, sliced almonds, and maraschino cherries.

The cake can be served a little warm if preferred. And since it is hot outside, don’t forget to add some vanilla or cherry ice cream!

One Pan Black Forest Cake Recipe

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How to Make a One Pan Black Forest Cake

One Pan Black Forest Cake
 
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A simple black forest cake made in just 1 pan.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal
  • 2 21oz cans Cherry Pie Filling
  • ¼ cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 1 15.25oz box Devil's Food Cake Mix (unprepared)
  • ¾ cup Butter, melted
  • Toppings: Whipped cream, Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal, sliced almonds, maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 350°F.
  2. Grind 2 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal into fine powder using a food processor.
  3. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of a 9x13" baking pan.
  4. Spread both cans of cherry pie filling in the bottom of the pan.
  5. Next add the the ground Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal.
  6. Drizzle the cherry juicy over the cereal.
  7. Evenly top with the dry, unprepared cake mix.
  8. Finish with the melted butter drizzled over the mix.
  9. Bake for 1 hour.
  10. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.
  11. Serve in a bowl topped with whipped cream, Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate Cereal, sliced almonds, and maraschino cherries.

Easy One Pan Black Forest Cake Recipe

 

Another recipe using Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolate cereal: Easy Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Easy Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons Recipe