CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE

1
Marlene Fields

By
@maggie325

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
15 - 20
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min

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

How to Make CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE

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.

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About CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Hashtag: #cherries




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