8.15.2012

Cherry Chocolate Cake


1 pkg. devils food cake mix
2 eggs
1 (15 oz.) can cherry pie filling
1 teaspoon almond extract

Ganache Frosting:

5 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon almond extract

Cake:

1. In large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, cherry pie filling, and almond extract.
2. Pour batter into greased 9 X 13 glass baking dish. 
3. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
4. Frost while cake a ganache topping are still warm. 

Frosting:

1. In medium saucepan, melt butter.
2. Add sugar and stir.
3. Add milk and chocolate chips.
4. Stir until chocolate chips are melted.
5. Pour warm frosting over warm cake. Spreading evenly over the entire cake.

This is a beautiful cake with a subtle cherry and almond flavor. It is incredibly moist and quick. An impressive cake to serve for guests. I love that this cake is not too sweet, but with a nice chocolate cherry flavor. My best friend, Tina share this recipe with me. My family has been requesting ever since. 

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