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Black Forest Squares Recipe

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Christa Cabral


1 Package 1 layer-size chocolate cake mix
1 8 oz. carton dairy sour cream
1 Package 4 serving-size instant chocolate pudding mix
1 c. milk
1/4 c. creme de cassis or brandy
1 16 oz. can pitted dark sweet cherries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 c. whipping cream
1/4 c. toasted sliced almonds

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. turn batter into a greased and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan. bake at 350 oven 10-12 min. Cook completely in pan.
In large mixer bowl beat sour cream, dry pudding mix, 1/3 cup of the milk, and the creme de cassis till mixture is fluffy. Gradually add remaining milk, beating till smooth. Pour over cooled chocolate cake. Cover and chill. Meanwhile drain cherries, reserving 3/4 cup syrup. In a saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in the reserved syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 min more. Add drained cherries. Cool Spread over chilled pudding layer. Cover and chill several hours or overnight Before serving whip cream to soft peaks. Pipe over cherry mixture in a lattice design. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut squares to serve. Makes 12 serving s




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