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Grandma Jackie's Valentine Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a simple cake that my mom always made for me on Valentine's Day."
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Ingredients

servings 430 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 to 2 layer cake)

Directions

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  1. Drain the cherries reserving juice; chop cherries and reserve.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to box directions, adding water to the reserved cherry juice to equal the amount of liquid needed for cake mix.
  3. Preheat oven to box directions.
  4. Fold the cherries and pecans into the cake mix; stirring by hand. Pour mix into 2 round cake pans and bake in preheated oven.
  5. When cake has completely cooled, frost with whipped topping; serve and keep unused portions in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 430 calories; 22.8 g fat; 54.6 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 351 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I made this in a bundt pan and topped the slices with whipped cream. The cake was very moist. Be sure to really chop the cherries up very finely and mix them well throughout the batter, otherwis...

Most helpful critical review

didn't really care for this cake still tasted like a box cake mix for all the extra work you might as well buy a cherry cake mix!

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I made this in a bundt pan and topped the slices with whipped cream. The cake was very moist. Be sure to really chop the cherries up very finely and mix them well throughout the batter, otherwis...

This tasted much better than I was expecting! I had to use Funfetti cake mix, as my dinky grocery store was sold out of plain white mix. It was a little funky looking inside, but it sure tasted ...

This cake is so very good! I used the whole 8 ounce bottle of cherries and put in the food processor and it worked great! I didnt have cool whip like I thought so i poured sweetend condensed m...

I made it using a moist white cake mix. I added 8oz of maraschino cherries and could have used more. I used pecans as well. The cherries and pecans were chopped in a food processor before I put ...

didn't really care for this cake still tasted like a box cake mix for all the extra work you might as well buy a cherry cake mix!

Delicious! I omitted the pecans for the sake of the kids and added some almond extract to the batter. I also used a whole 8 oz. jar of cherries (I've never seen a 4 oz. jar). I made 2 single la...

This is by far the B-E-S-T valentines cake ever!!! Made this two years in a cow and it always turned out amazing!! It's a must make. But do follow the directions fully.

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I made this for Valentine's Day, of course, and it turned out wonderful. I used a bundt cake pan and instead of frosting I sprinkled powered sugar over the cake. It turned out beautiful and d...