This recipe appears in: Cakes. It is so colorful and it would be easy to make. This is a recipe to tuck in your special cake box. Just choose any Holiday or special occasion and it will fit right in and you will be proud of your presentation. When you make it, feel free to post a picture. It's so attractive and glamorous....
CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans.
Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, water, and vanilla in large bowl. Mix according to package directions. Spread half of batter in one pan. Stir contents of chocolate packet into remaining batter. Spread chocolate batter in second pan. Bake and cool according to package directions.
FILLING: Prepare pudding mix using 3 cups milk, stir in cherries and pistachios. Refrigerate until ready to use.
FROSTING: Combine milk, pudding mix and whipped topping mix in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until blended. Beat at High Speed 2-3 minutes or until stiff, scraping sides of bowl often.
To assemble cake, split each cake layer in half. Alternate chocolate cake layer with white cake layer, spreading filling between each layer. Frost top and sides of cake with the frosting. Garnish with maraschino cherries and pistachios if desired.