Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cherry Chocolate Cake


This is my most favorite chocolate cake EVER! I got the recipe from a roommate years ago and have made it so many times. I actually like it better the next day, after it has gotten moist from the frosting. You won't be able to stop eating it!

For the cake:
1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
1 21-oz can cherry pie filling
1 tsp. almond extract
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch pan and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs and almond extract. In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, then mix in the eggs and almond. Add pie filling last, gently folding into the batter (by hand). Pour batter into sprayed cake pan and gently shake to level.

Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes. Cake will be spongy. Cool slightly and poke holes all over with fork.

For the frosting:
1 cup sugar
5 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla

In small saucepan combine sugar, butter and milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Add vanilla and stir. Pour immediately over cake, and spread evenly with a spatula. Cool completely.

Linked to...
Sweets For A Saturday @ Sweet As Sugar Cookies
This Week's Cravings @ Mom's Crazy Cooking

4 comments:

  1. Love this cake, I might just make them into tiny cupcakes :)
    mickey

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  2. This looks like a great cake -- I like the combo of cherries and chocolate.

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  3. Mmm, what an easy dessert with such a great flavor. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. Don't forget to come by and enter my very special giveaway.

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  4. I made a Chocolate Cake too (but with white frosting) BUT I must try this frosting SOON! Very SOON!

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