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chocolate cherry cake

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Chocolate Cherry Cake is a delicious rich cake that comes together quickly utilizing a devils food boxed cake mix and cherry pie filling. This beauty is perfect for potlucks, holiday parties and busy families.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate cherry cake

  • 1 box
    (15.25 ounce) devils food cake mix
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 1/4 c
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 can
    (15.25 ounce) devils food cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn syrup, light
  • 3/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp
  • optional garnish maraschino cherries

How To Make chocolate cherry cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl stir together cake mix, eggs, oil and almond extract just until incorporated. Fold in cherries.
  • 3
    Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes and invert on to cake plate. Cool cake completely; approximately 2 hours.
  • 4
    In microwavable bowl or Pyrex measuring cup microwave butter and corn syrup for 45 seconds at 50% power. Add chocolate chips and microwave for 45 seconds at 50% power. Remove from microwave and continue stirring until chips are melted. If necessary you can microwave for 15 second interval at 50% power until the chips are melted. Stir in vanilla and drizzle over cake. If desired cut maraschino cherries in half and arrange on top of cake or at base of cake.