Marlene Fields Recipe

CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE

By Marlene Fields maggie325


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Serves:
15 - 20
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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.

Ingredients

1 box
devil's food cake mix
1 can(s)
(21-oz. ) cherry pie filling
1 tsp
almond extract
2
eggs
FROSTING
1 c
sugar
7 Tbsp
butter
1/3 c
whole milk
1 pkg
(12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
vanilla
8 oz
carton of cool whip

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick baking spray containing flour and set aside.
2
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.
3
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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7 Comments

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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!
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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.
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Kristin Miller Kk723
Jul 16, 2011
Haha Deb! Chocolate, cherries and cake we can't go wrong! The frosting sounds delicious!
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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.
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Kristin Miller Kk723
Jul 16, 2011
This sounds amazing!