Chocolate Cherry Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 Slices
 
Chocolate Cherry Cake: Rich chocolate cherry cake topped with the best ever chocolate buttercream. This foolproof dessert is easy, and quick to whip up!
Ingredients
  • For the Cake
  • 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • (1)21 Ounce Can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 3 Eggs
  • For the Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3½ Cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Chocolate Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cherries and Chocolate Shaving, If Desired
Instructions
  1. For the Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, cherry pie filling, and eggs until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Evenly spread into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. For the Chocolate Frosting
  7. In a large bowl, mix butter, cocoa powder, salt, and extracts until smooth. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until just combined. Add heavy cream as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  8. Spoon frosting onto the cake, and smooth out with an offset spatula.
  9. Garnish with chocolate shavings and cherries if desired.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 505
Recipe by Baking Beauty at https://www.bakingbeauty.net/chocolate-cherry-cake/