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

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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