Marlene Fields Recipe


By Marlene Fields maggie325

Recipe Rating:
15 - 20
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Marlene's Story

My church fellowship committee (of which I'm a member) prepared 12 of these cakes for a dinner for 200. It was so popular that we did it again for another event.
The frosting is easy and quick.

The recipe calls for 1 can cherry pie filling, but when I prepared this for my family, I bought 2 cans and used just a little of the 2nd can to dollop on top of cool whip topping to make it look pretty. We used the remainder over ice cream several days later.


1 box
devil's food cake mix
1 can(s)
(21-oz. ) cherry pie filling
1 tsp
almond extract
1 c
7 Tbsp
1/3 c
whole milk
1 pkg
(12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
8 oz
carton of cool whip

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick baking spray containing flour and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cherry pie filling, almond extract, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, then beat 1 minute at medium speed. Pour into prepared pan. Baje 35 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
When cake is almost finished baking, make the frosting: Combine sugar, butter and milk in large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir with a wire whisk until the chips are melted and frosting is smooth. Pour over WARM cake and spread to cover. Let cool on a wire rack. Cut into 15 or 20 pieces. Before serving, top each piece with a dollop of Cool Whip. If you have that 2nd can of pie filling, place a couple cherries with a bit of juice in the center of the Cool Whip.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtag: #cherries

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Sheree Dunlap angelnxtdoor
Sep 10, 2011
I pretty much have this same recipe. It is amazingly simple and delish!!! My husband says it's the best chocolate cake he's ever had. I think the frosting tops it off because it's like chocolate glaze. Got some on my kitchen counter right now!
Marlene Fields maggie325
Jul 16, 2011
Believe me, it's good alright. Easy too. "If it ain't easy, I ain't making it". My credo. Let me know how you like it.
Kristin Miller Kk723
Jul 16, 2011
Haha Deb! Chocolate, cherries and cake we can't go wrong! The frosting sounds delicious!
deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Jul 16, 2011
Right up my alley...chocolate and cherries...A save for me..Don't say anything Kristin...I know I got to quit looking at cakes too.
Kristin Miller Kk723
Jul 16, 2011
This sounds amazing!