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chocolate cherry cake

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Chocolate Cherry Cake is a delicious rich cake with a delectable chocolate glaze that combines quickly utilizing a Devil’s Food boxed cake mix and cherry pie filling. With the delicious flavors of chocolate and cherry, this beauty is perfect for potlucks, holiday parties, and Valentine’s Day.

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

Ingredients For chocolate cherry cake

  • CAKE
  • 1 box
    (15.25 ounce) devils food cake mix
  • 3 lg
  • 1/4 c
    canola oil
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 can
    (21 ounce) cherry pie filling
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn syrup
  • 3/4 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • optional garnish maraschino cherries

How To Make chocolate cherry cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • 2
    In a 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 onto a cake plate. Cool cake completely; approximately 2 hours.
  • 4
    In a 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 intervals at 50% power until the chips are melted. Stir in the vanilla and drizzle over the cake. If desired, cut maraschino cherries in half and arrange them on top of the cake or at the base of the cake.