Kylee’s Kitchen shares simple recipe for Black Forest Cake in a Jar

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(March 28, 2016) -- Today is Black Forest Cake Day! Kylee Wierks of Kylee's Kitchen visited the FOX59 studios this morning to show us an easy, simplified way to make the delicious treat!


Black Forest Cake in a Jar


For the cake

  • 1 (15.25) ounce box Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) melted Challenge butter
  • 3 eggs

For the cherry syrup

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 (12.5 ounce) bag frozen cherries
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the whipped cream

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


For the chocolate cake

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine Devil’s Food Cake mix, milk, melted butter, and eggs in large bowl until just combined.
  3. Pour batter into 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Once cake has cooled, cut cake into tiny cubes.

For the cherry sauce

  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add in cherries and toss.
  2. Place saucepan on low heat until frozen cherries begin to melt.
  3. Once a paste has formed around the cherries, increase heat to medium and keep stirring until all the liquid has come out of the cherries and mixture is boiling.
  4. Continue to stir until sauce it becomes very thick, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract. Cool completely.

For the whipped cream

  1. Whip heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla on high until stiff peaks form.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.


  1. Choose any size Mason jar. Stuff jar 3/4 of the way full with cake pieces.
  2. Add about 1/8 cup cherry sauce on top of cake pieces (it will most likely soak through the cake as opposed to just sitting on top.
  3. Top with whipped cream.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Will stay fresh in refrigerator for about 4 days.

Recipe courtesy of Kylee's Kitchen