Sinful Chocolate-Cherry Cake

1
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

How to Make Sinful Chocolate-Cherry Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat 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.
  2. In 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.
  3. Stir in chopped cherries.
  4. Bake 34 to 42 minutes, or until toothpick inserted, comes out clean. Cool completely, ( about an hour), then frost cake with icing below.
  5. In a small cup, measure out water and salt. Set aside and let the salt dissolve.
  6. With an electric mixer, cream crisco, and butter until well combined.
  7. Add meringue powder and all the extracts and flavorings, mixing well.
  8. On low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined. It will get clumpy after the it is all in there.
  9. Mix in salt/water, enough cherry juice to desired consistency.
  10. Stir 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.
  11. Frost cake.

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About Sinful Chocolate-Cherry Cake

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



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