Cherry Chocolate Cake


Happy Valentine's Day! When Sheryl from Lady Behind The Curtain posted about a dessert challenge I did not hesitate to jump on board. You know I love a good challenge and I have an intense love of baking so this was perfect. The challenge for February is Chocolate and Cherries. I put my thinking cap on and while rummaging through an old church cookbook I got my inspiration. I changed up this recipe just a bit.  I just love making a bundt cake and look for ways to use my sister's pan. Yeah, I know, I guess I owe her a cake or two and maybe her pan back. Well not until I purchase one, I just can't live without it. Oh I hope she doesn't come knocking on my door asking for it.

Anyway, this cake originally called for a 9 x 13 cake pan but I thought that this cake was too special for that and it needed a glaze not a frosting. Hope you enjoy all the wonderful desserts being shared in the challenge. Make sure you stop by and visit them all!


Cherry Chocolate Cake
1 fudge cake mix
1 can  cherry pie filling
1 tsp almond extract
2 eggs, beaten

Glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan. Combine cake mix, pie filling, almond extract and eggs. Stir by hand until well mixed. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes. While cake is cooling, bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil over medium heat, boil one minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Pour over cooled cake. Enjoy!



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5 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, and it sounds super moist and delish! Great recipe!

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  2. What a beautiful looking cake! I love how a bundt pan can transform a simple recipe :)

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  3. Such a gorgeous Bundt cake...much prettier than in a 9 x 13!

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  4. Great recipe! What a yummy looking cake. I love the chocolate drizzle. Thanks for participating in the Dessert Challenge. Can't wait to see what you create for us next month! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  5. My sister bakes chocolate cake for our mom during Valentine’s day! She makes the frosting extra special to convey her love for our mother. I’ll suggest she make cherry chocolate cake next time.

    Piedad Landis

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