Cherry Chocolate Cake

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Serves: 12 approx./ each cake
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3 c cake flour
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c vegetable oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
42 oz cherry pie filling
8 oz dark chocolate chips, melted on double boiler
1 c nuts, chopped
confectioners' sugar to taste
6-8 Tbsp cherry flavored seltzer water if happen to have, or plain water, to thin chocolate's consistency to honey-thick.
1 c whipped topping
raw cocoa powder to taste

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janis roach Recipe
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west palm beach, FL (pop. 99,919)
Member Since Dec 2009
janis' notes for this recipe:
I geared towards black forrest cake, instead ended up with 2 moist cherry-chocolate cakes. Took to work, several people swore it was rum cake. The plan was for 4 layers. This cake has 3 layers. Chocolate and cherry flavors blended nicely after refrigerating overnight. Overall sweetness of cake was flat, next time will use 1 to 1-1/2 tsp salt. Also will divide eggs, add yokls first, then incorporate beaten egg whites into batter to make lighter or fluffier Will replace oil with extra virgin coconut oil. Will blend concentrated cherry juice with cherry filling. Mistakenly used 3 cups flour instead of 2, as sugested. One cake should yield 4 thin layers light enough to work with. Cherry sparkling water perhaps did not impart additional flavor, happened to have and fit the theme. This was a lot of fun. Thank you!
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Sift together: flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
Combine sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and 6 oz. melted chocolate; mix well.
Add flour mixture, mix well. Then add 21 oz mashed cherry pie filling....
Pour into greased and floured 9x9 in pans(2)
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Cool 10 minutes in pan, then invert cakes over plates.
Slice cakes horizontally to make 2 layers each.
Use remaining 21 oz pie filling for layering: spread pie filling then cool whip, sift cocoa powder to taste; swirl together with spatula; cover with second layer of cake, and so on.
Spread remaining melted chocolate over top layer, cover with walnuts, then sprinkle with confectioners sugar as desired.

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user janis roach jdrr - Dec 21, 2009
I'll be gathering/shopping for ingredients and try later today
user janis roach jdrr - Dec 23, 2009
I took this to work and everyone loved it. I insist more salt would've more balancing. This was fun. Thank you.
user Kary Rowland kary_lu - May 3, 2010
I want to print this off but it's a little complicated with the added notes on the side!
user Bea L. BeachChic - Feb 13, 2013
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