Chocolate Cherry Cloud Cake

Lynda Kolbinskie Recipe

By Lynda Kolbinskie Nacomis

8-12 easily
5 Min
35 Min

I learned to make this cake in the 1960's, when I had to cook cheap! LOL It's stupidly easy and tastes like a dream and great for emergency take alongs or drop in company. 4 ingredients and add vanilla ice cream, a drizzle glace or whipped cream or whipped topping and you have a hit!

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1 box chocolate cake mix
1 standard can of cherry pie filling
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a large bowl, pour in the can of pie filling,add one lightly beaten egg, and the teaspoon of Almond extract. Using a wooden spoon, blend the liquid ingredients together.
Add your cake mix to the liquid and fold by hand until the ingredients are fully moistened. The batter will be wet, but appear similar to brownie mix (slightly lumpy).
Now, you can oil and flour an 11x13 inch pan, but I cheat and simply line it with tin foil. Pour your batter into the pan and spread it lightly and evenly with the back of the wooden spoon. Place pan in oven on top rack and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, Cake will spring back when touched in the center.
Can be served slightly warm with vanilla ice cream, or cold with toppings. Extremely light, moist and flavorful.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #fast, #and, #good

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Cynthiane Wilson Cynthiane
Jun 19, 2012
I make a similar cake to this... devils food cake mix, add one teaspoon each of cherry extract and almond extract, and cook as directed to make 2 9 inch layers. While baking layers heat can of cherry pie filling with 1 tsp. of almond extract.
When layers are done, stack them with the cherry pie filling in the middle. I poke a few holes in the cake layers with a toothpick to allow the cherry mixture to moisten the cake slightly.
For frosting, make small box of chocolate pudding according to the pie filling directions. Fold in a small container of cool whip with the pudding. Frost cake with pudding/cool whip mixture. : )
Mary Compton marykate16
Jun 19, 2012
Our family LOVES this cake...we've been adding our homemade fudge frosting on top [Can you tell we LOVE chocolate?]! Thanks for posting this recipe...everyone will love husband doesn't eat chocolate much at all, but he does eat this, ONLY IF there's huge-scoop of Blue Bell "Homemade Vanilla" w/it! (-;
Mary Compton marykate16
Jun 19, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Lynda Kolbinskie Nacomis
Jun 20, 2012
Wow Cynthiane, you guys must love chocolate! Sounds great and I will certainly try your version.Mary, glad you liked it. I am big on flavor and simplicity, without overdoing things, as I am a senior now! LOL And, since I am new to to the group, i wanted to start recipes submissions at the low end and work my way up! HAHA 55 years of cooking makes you a little "jaded" sometimes! HAHA