How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 9" round cake pans. Set aside.
  • Beat cake mix with next 7 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer for one minute. Incream speed to medium and beat for two minutes more.
  • Fold in chocolate. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 30-32 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool layers in pans for 10 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Wrap layers and chill at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
  • Unwrap layers and slice in half horizontally using a serrated knife to make four layers.
  • Place one layer cut side up on a plate. Spread with one-third of cheesecake filling.
  • Top with one-third of pie filling.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining cheesecake and pie filling.
  • Put top layer on cut side down.
  • Spread chocolate frosting on top and sides of cake.
  • Garnish with chocolate cherry halves( if using).
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Suggestion:
  • Instead of chopping up chocolate bars, I simply add a cup of milk chocolate chips to the batter. Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate can also be used.
  • If chocolate extract is hard to find where you live(it is in my neck of the woods), you can use chocolate liqueur or leave it out altogether.

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  • beachnana 10 years ago
    Hey, I'm gonna make this for Valentines Day. I'm cupids arrow will come MY way. ;-)

    thank you Angel Girl
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    chichimonkeyface ate it and said...
    great post !
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    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds great, you have my 5 forks also, thanks for sharing.
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    debbie919 ate it and said...
    I see what you mean...this seems to outshine a regular black forest...a definite keeper! Thanks, and five forks...=)
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    minitindel ate it and said...
    Ooooooo la la yummmmm i cant wait it looks like i could just dig into it hey looks like you already took a piece out no fair and it was a big piece too lol

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