This easy recipe makes a great-tasting chocolate cake with chocolate frosting using chocolate cake mix and cherry pie filling.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
1 - 9 x 13 inch cake pan
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix with a spoon (not an electric mixer) the cake mix, cherry pie filling, eggs, and almond extract until moistened. Spread into 9 x 13-in greased pan.

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  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.

  • To Make Frosting: Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Add chocolate chips; stir until chips are melted. Pour frosting over warm cake. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 47.5g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 29.5mg; sodium 276.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (88)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2007
Made this cake twice and got much better results when I sifted the cake mix to eliminate lumps slightly beat the eggs before combining with other ingredients and substituted cherry extract for almond extract. Fast easy and delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2005
If I make this cake again I will mix in the eggs then gently stir in the cherry pie filling. I added the cherries and eggs together which caused the cherries to break up. Would have more flavor if the cherries were in bigger pieces. Read More
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103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2005
If I make this cake again I will mix in the eggs then gently stir in the cherry pie filling. I added the cherries and eggs together which caused the cherries to break up. Would have more flavor if the cherries were in bigger pieces. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2007
Made this cake twice and got much better results when I sifted the cake mix to eliminate lumps slightly beat the eggs before combining with other ingredients and substituted cherry extract for almond extract. Fast easy and delicious. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2006
KEEPER! another reason to buy cake mixes and pie filling when on sale. I am more of a 'from scratch' person but am finding wonderful recipes here by embellishing on mixes. I had a can of blueberry pie filling I've been pushing out of the way forever. Used a CLASSIC WHITE mix and BLUEBERRY filling. used VANILLA EXTRACT instead of almond, and added 1/2 of LEMON'S ZEST to batter, as well as a handful of huge frozen blueberries. Don't be afraid of the batter. It reminded me of a bed I made once in nursing school whereby you had to be able to bounce a quarter off it...very strange batter...spongy; bouncy..baked for 32 min in a bundt pan. For frosting I halved the recipe and used WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS in lieu of the chocolate and added the remaining LEMON ZEST from the lemon....absolute perfection. Due to less surface area, it was perfect to halve the frosting recipe for bundt. I didn't taste the cake but the frosting is to die for...taking this to the dog groomer and she will love it coming from a little Shitzhu and Lhasa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
This recipe is very rich and moist. The frosting was too much for the whole cake. I would make the cake again but cut the amout of frosting in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2005
This cake tuned out so good. It turns out very rich and moist. Plus there are different combinations of flavors that are possible. For example I used apple pie filling and white cake mix with some cinnamon after making the cherry one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
I used a 9-inch bundt pan baked it for 38 minutes. Came out perfect! I made the frosting as written and it compliments the cake nicely. I do agree with alot of others that the frosting can be cut in half. I had enough to frost two cakes. Great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2006
Made this cake using a Bundt pan it came out great. both in taste and appearance. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2006
Family enjoyed. Used devils food cake mix instead of chocolate mix (in pantry) and I made Satiny Chocolate Glaze from this site. Thanks...will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2007
I've made this a couple of times with the satiny chocolate glaze as suggested in another review. It has turned out great. I always try to mix the pie filling in last to more of the cherries intact. It's always very moist & the extract takes away the cake mix taste. It makes a pretty bundt cake decorated as pictured with cherries on top. Read More
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