Judy's Best 1970s Choco-Cherry Cake

1
Sasha Kamen

By
@roaming

I have a clear memory of watching a friend bake this cake over 30 years ago when we lived in Southern California. Yes, children, we really did have cake mixes even way back in the 1970s. But I had never heard of adding pie filling to a mix, and I remember thinking how cool that was. I think this, my friend's version, has a better texture and taste than most others.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Makes two 8" or 9" round layers or a 13"x9" oblong cake
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    any chocolate or devil's food cake mix
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1/3 c
    cooking oil
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 can(s)
    cherry pie filling

How to Make Judy's Best 1970s Choco-Cherry Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven and prepare baking pans according to directions on the back of the cake mix box.
  2. Combine mix, eggs, cooking oil, water, and vanilla and almond extracts in a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer, beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for two minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula.
  3. Using a rubber spatula, fold cherry pie mix into the cake batter by hand until well incorporated.
  4. Bake according to the directions on the back of the cake mix box for the size pan(s) you are using. NOTE: Some ovens will take a while longer. Cake is done when it pulls away from the sides of the pan and springs back when lightly touched in the middle with your finger.
  5. Cool cake 10 minutes in pan(s) before turning out on racks to cool. When completely cool, frost with chocolate or any desired frosting.

Printable Recipe Card

About Judy's Best 1970s Choco-Cherry Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




Show 10 Comments & Reviews

Best Carrot Cake Ever Recipe

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The best carrot cake recipe ever! This easy and delicious carrot cake is sure to be a hit on your holiday dessert table. Click here for the Best Carrot Cake...

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We love us some pound cakes, the mouth-watering amazingness is always worth the extra time on the treadmill. Here are some of our favorites!

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...