- 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cans (20 ounces each) reduced-sugar cherry pie filling, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and extract until well blended. Stir in one can of pie filling until blended. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Top individual servings with remaining pie filling. Yield: 18 servings.
Reviews for Cherry Chocolate Cake
"I have also been making this sine 2004; Super cake; easy; freezes GREAT!! Don't listen to the review that called it "clay matter"... it is suppose to be thick ..Make it JUST like recipe says and believe me it is PERFECT111"
"I have made this cake many, many times and always have requests for the recipe so I print them up ahead of time. One substitute that makes it even better is to add 8 ounces of Cola, Dr. Pepper, or Root Beer instead of water."
"I would not make this recipe as is. One box of cake mix plus 3 eggs, and 1 t. extract = a bowl of clay. You have to add water or something. So, after I had my bowl of clay, I added the 1 C of water the cake mix called for. After getting everything mixed up, I was then able to add the cherry pie filling. Baked 10-15 minutes longer than the box called for.Not sure what I was supposed to use, but you definitely have to add more moisture to it than this calls for. I would make again the way I made it, but be prepared to be stumped as it is!"
"I have made this recipe many times. When serving I warm it up and put vanilla ice cream on it. YUUUUUM Every one loves it!"
"I too had this recipe many years ago, but made it for a friends birthday last week using a gluten free cake mix. She also cannot have nuts, so to be safe, I used peppermint extract instead of the almond. It was a huge success. I made another, as usual, but had used all my chocolate frosting ingredients on the birthday cake, so frosted ours with strawberry frosting and the cherries. I had to freeze some to keep my husband from eating it all."
"I run a Bed & breakfast & I make this often for my guests as a treat when they arrive! It is so moist that it doesn't need the extra cherries on top. I serve it just the way it comes out of the pan & it always gets rave reviews. I have also made it into heart shaped cupcakes for Valentines Day & used a small doily to stencil a small heart in the center of each one with icing sugar. It is also one of my families favorites for a special occasion cake. I have also made it with egg whites with good results. Try either all egg whites(6=3 eggs) or 1 egg & 4 egg whites. Changing out the eggs lowers the fat & cholesterol count"
"I have had this recipe for years. It was a Pillsbury Bake-off winner many years ago. It is always a big hit!"