2 Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Forest Cake
5 from 3 votes

2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Forest Cake Recipe

Simple and delicious slow cooker black forest cake with just 2 ingredients is a winner with chocolate covered cherry fans of all ages.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 207
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 can (20 ounces) lite cherry pie filling
  • 1 box (15 to 18 ounces) chocolate butter style cake mix


  • Ideal Slow Cooker Size: A large one that will fit a baking dish inside of it. (I used my 6-Quart.)
  • Preheat the slow cooker on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  • Coat a baking dish that will fit inside your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, stir together the pie filling and dry cake mix until the mix is thoroughly moistened. (The mixture will be very thick.)
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  • Place the baking dish into your slow cooker.
  • Place a chopstick or wooden spoon handle at one end of the slow cooker to vent the lid. (The slow cooker should be covered but propped open a crack at one end to prevent condensation from building up and dripping back into the cake.)
  • Cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. (I cooked mine about 3-1/2 hours.)
  • Carefully, remove the baking dish from the crock pot and place it on heat proof surface.
  • Serve the cake warm, scooping it out directly from the baking dish.

Recipe Notes

I'm curious to experiment with different cake mix and pie filling flavors. I think chocolate and raspberry would be delicious. As would yellow cake mix and peach pie filling.
I've also seen alternative recipes designed for the oven that intrigue me. They call for 1 box of cake mix, 2 to 3 eggs, and 1 can pie filling that you stir together and bake in a 9x13-inch pan at 350F degrees for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Added to my want to try list.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *9
Nutrition Facts
2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Black Forest Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /12th)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.5g5%
Carbohydrates 42.1g14%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert