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Cherry Chocolate Cake

 Cherry Chocolate Cake
"I've had the recipe for this cake for years--it's a chocolate lover's delight!" writes Ann Purchase of Panama City, Florida. "It's so easy to make...and is perfect for cupcakes and bake sale treats, too. I get many requests for the recipe."
18 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) reduced-sugar cherry pie filling, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and almond extract until
  • well blended. Stir in one can of pie filling until blended. Transfer
  • to a 13-in. x 9-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.
Nutritional Facts: One piece equals 187 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.