Black Forest Cake


This fancy chocolate cake recipe, topped with reduced-fat frozen dessert topping and cherry pie filling, has only 1 gram of saturated fat and less than 1 milligram of cholesterol per serving.

Black Forest Cake
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup water

  • cup cooking oil

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 ½ cup reduced-fat frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed

  • 1 cup reduced-calorie cherry pie filling


  1. Spray a 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pan with nonstick spray; set pan aside.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Add water, cooking oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Stir until thoroughly combined.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold into batter. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.

  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool thoroughly on wire rack. Spread whipped desert topping over top and sides of cooled cake. Top with pie filling. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Protein 3g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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