When we were in Germany, Oma use to make the best Black Forest cake and bring it to us. It was amazing and I have never been able to get that taste exactly right. This recipe is very close and very convenient, since you use a Devil Foods cake mix and canned Pie Filling. This is a delicious recipe I hope you will enjoy....
Heat oven to 350 degrees for metal pans or 325 degrees for nonstick or dark coated pans. Spray bottoms and sides of 2 (8 or 9 ") round cake pans with Pam with flour Spray.
Make and bake cake as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Cool for about an hour.
In a medium bowl, beat cream with electric mixer on high speed until slightly thickened. Gradually beat in powered sugar until stiff peaks form. In another small bowl, mix pie filling and almond extract.
On serving plate, place one cake layer, bottom side up. Spread with half of the w hipped topping, then one cup of cherry pie mixture to within one inch of edge. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost top with remaining whipped topping. Spoon remaining cherry mixture over top. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Store covered in refrigerator.