Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cherry Chocolate Cake


I saw this picture recently and had to share the grins....

It's so appropriate for today's recipe....*-*



I like this cake...a lot!

It's easy to mix up and the flavor combination is great!

The last time I made it, I crumbled it up and made a trifle - layering instant white chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and cake.  It was fabulous!

(Sorry - I didn't think about taking a picture of that!)

You can sugar it 'down' by using a reduced-sugar cake mix and no-sugar added cherry pie filling.

It's delicious and moist - I hope you'll give it a try!


Just so you are aware, I decreased the frosting ingredients because it made too much for us.


If you want to cut even more sugar, just pour instant chocolate pudding over the top...using less milk than the box calls for.


CHERRY CHOCOLATE CAKE
(From The Better Baker)

1 18 ozs. pkg. chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1 20 - ozs. can cherry pie filling

FROSTING:
1 c. white sugar (I used 3/4 c.)
5 Tb. butter (used 4 Tb.)
1/3 c. milk (used 1/4 c.)
1 c. chocolate chips  (used 3/4 c.)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9" X 13" baking dish. In large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs and pie filling.  Mix until well blended and pour into prepared pan.  Bake 30-35 minutes. Frost when cool.

To make frosting: In small saucepan, combine sugar, butter and milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cool 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth.  Pour over cake.





10 comments :

Lisa said...

That cake sounds so good. Love the chocolate cherry combo.

Angie A said...

Super yummy and easy! Thanks for sharing!

silbook said...

This cake is wonderful. I made it a number of years ago then forgot about it. Thanks for reminding Marsha.
Linda

Jane said...

Wow! I love the ingredients that you used! Sounds delicious! :)

Betsy said...

well, you know I love anything chocolate!!!

Jen said...

I love this recipe, I've been making it for years...one difference though, I only use 1 egg in the batter and I don't add the white sugar to the frosting. It is delicious!!

Hannah at FleurDeLicious said...

Ahhh I love chocolate and cherry. Just made some chocolate-covered cherry stuffed cupcakes...but I still want to make this cake too. First time checking out your blog, love the recipes! Keep it up!

Erin said...

This t shirt is awesome! And you cake looks pretty darn delicious too =o)

blkenigma888 said...

Hi! I'm having a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday where this week's theme is cheesecake! I'd love for you to join and link up! If you don't have a cheesecake recipe, I'd love for you to come back for this next weeks theme, which is tomorrow, and it's cakes and cake pops!
http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/05/themed-bakers-sunday-5.html#comments
Alyssa

Liz said...

This sounds wonderful! I am thinking my husband would love it. Thank you for sharing.

~Liz

www.fresh-plate.blogspot.com