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Quick and Easy Chocolate Cherry Cake

4.9 from 15 reviews

This outrageously delicious cake comes together easily and quickly with devil’s food cake mix and cherry pie filling. Perfect for busy families or anyone that needs a delectable cake in a pinch.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box (15.25 ounce) devils food cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can (21 ounce) cherry pie filling

Chocolate Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional Garnish maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In large bowl stir together cake mix, eggs, oil and almond extract just until incorporated. Fold in cherries.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes and invert on to cake plate. Cool cake completely; approximately 2 hours.
  4. In microwavable bowl or Pyrex measuring cup microwave butter and corn syrup for 45 seconds at 50% power. Add chocolate chips and microwave for 45 seconds at 50% power. Remove from microwave and continue stirring until chips are melted. If necessary you can microwave for 15 second interval at 50% power until the chips are melted. Stir in vanilla and drizzle over cake. If desired cut maraschino cherries in half and arrange on top of cake or at base of cake.

Notes

  • If possible purchase premium quality cherry pie filling
  • Grease well or spray your bundt pan with nonstick baking spray.  I use Baker’s Joy.  I really love it and it works well.
  • Load your cake on the center rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Cool the cake completely before drizzling with the glaze.
  • Because the cake has cherries in it once completed store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Store leftovers in the refrigerator as well.

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