Sinful Chocolate-Cherry Cake

Jo Ann Gullett

By
@upsjoanne

If you like cherries, you will love this cake. Not over-powering, but very good flavor! Very moist. The frosting, is a little bit expensive, but, once you buy all your extracts, you will have them for other cakes, and desserts.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

10 oz
maraschino jar, cherries, drained ( save juice), chop cherries
1 box
moist devil's food cake mix
1/2 c
vegetable oil
3
eggs

FOR THE ICING:

1/2 c
crisco ( not liquid)
1/2 c
unsalted butter ( do not use margarine)
1 Tbsp
meringue powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
butter flavoring
1/4 tsp
almond extract
1/4 tsp
orange extract
1/4 tsp
lemon extract
16 oz
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
warm water
1/8 tsp
salt
10 oz
jar, maraschino cherries, drained, ( save juice ) chopped
1 c
cherry-cola beverage ( this goes in the cake, not the icing, couldn't get it to add under cake ingredients

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350*. Spray bottom of 13x9x2 inch pan, with spray, then sprinkle sugar over that. ( This gives your a cake a small "sweetness" on bottom of cake.
2In large bowl, beat cake mix, cola beverage, oil, eggs, and saved cherry juice, with electric mixer on low, for 30 seconds, then on medium for 2 minutes.
3Stir in chopped cherries.
4Bake 34 to 42 minutes, or until toothpick inserted, comes out clean. Cool completely, ( about an hour), then frost cake with icing below.
5In a small cup, measure out water and salt. Set aside and let the salt dissolve.
6With an electric mixer, cream crisco, and butter until well combined.
7Add meringue powder and all the extracts and flavorings, mixing well.
8On low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined. It will get clumpy after the it is all in there.
9Mix in salt/water, enough cherry juice to desired consistency.
10Stir in chopped cherries, if you end up adding too much liquid, and it's too thin, just add a little bit of powdered sugar @ a time, until you get to the right consistancy that you want. And if it's too thick, just add a little bit more of cherry juice, until it's just like you want it.
11Frost cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cherry