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!
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 standard can of cherry pie filling
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1Preheat 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.
2Add 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).
3Now, 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.