Unbelievably Easy Slow Cooker Black Forest Cake

Unbelievably Easy Slow Cooker Black Forest Cake


"This recipe is amazing. It seems too good to be true, with only four ingredients and almost no preparation involved. I was worried about how this would turn out, but it was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. This can be altered to your liking by using different pie fillings and different cake mixes."


3 h 10 m servings 385 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 503 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan, and mix with reserved juice from the can of pineapple. Set the mixture aside.
  2. Spread the crushed pineapple in a layer on the bottom of a slow cooker. Spoon the cherry pie filling in an even layer on top of the pineapple, and empty the dry cake mix into the slow cooker on top of the cherry filling. Stir the butter and pineapple juice mixture, and pour it over the dry cake mix.
  3. Set the slow cooker to Low, and cook for 3 hours. Spoon the dessert into bowls, and let cool about 5 minutes to cool the hot pie filling before eating.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 54 Ratings


I make this same cake but I bake it in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes @ 350. It you are careful in pouring the butter over the cake mix, there is no dry area. I also add chopped pecans. You can a...

Made for Recipe Group. I was a little skeptical about this...cake in a slow cooker? I used a 21 oz can of pineapple, but only half of the juice from it. I microwaved the butter and then stirred ...

Some of the cake mix did not combine with the butter/juice mixture or cherries, so I stirred the entire contents of the slow cooker and ended up with a yummy, chocolatey-gooey dessert. It was ev...

I didn't have any problems with this recipe--I didn't stir the butter/juice into the cake mix but simply poured it over. There were no unmixed portions. The cake part was densely chocolate and...

This was an easy midweek dessert. The kids liked it but it is very sweet. I mixed the butter/juice mixture with the cake batter before pouring over fruit. Cake was moist not gooey like the oth...

I love this cake, I mix the butter and pineapple juice with the cake mix ahead of time and layer it like the directions said left it for 3 hours and the house smells so good. And the cake even b...

The combination would have been good together, but this cake turned out nasty! I took it to a Sunday dinner and it was a flop! Maybe fix it a different way. Sorry :(

When I made this cake I mixed the pineapple juice and butter mixture with the dry cake mix before placing it in the crock. It came out Fantastic. Adding is must though. Thanks for the great rec...

So easy and very very yummy! I wish it were just a tad bit more cake like, but I am not a good enough baker to know how to tweak it. We will definitely make this again!